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Take a walk to help Rover

Animal lovers in the Tri-Cities are urged to get moving to help a furry friend. Registration is open for the annual Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk, held each fall to raise funds for homeless and abused animals in B.C.

Help horses help others

The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association is now preparing for its fall horseback riding program and needs help. The group requires volunteers to help groom and tack its horses and to lead or side-walk with riders during their lessons.

Info for caregivers at Sept. 15 session

If you are caring for a parent, a friend or a spouse and have questions about resources and supports, an program later this month should offer plenty of information. Tri-Cities Caregivers Connections is hosting an information session on Sept.

Take a stroll to help myeloma research

Want to help someone? Take a walk. On Sept. 25 at Coquitlam's Town Centre Park, make it a stroll - Myeloma Vancouver's first Stroll for a Cure.

BEARS IN AREA: Follow these bear safety tips

Bears are drawn to the smell of food, so securely store your garbage until the morning of collection day.

BEARS IN AREA: Bears are a fact of life in Tri-Cities

BEARS NOT PROBLEM The Editor, I am black bear fan who moved to Port Coquitlam last spring and I am surprised to discover people referring to the problem as a "bear problem" when the only issue I see is people not using any sense when it comes to resp

It's all organic down on the (Colony) Farm

Growing organic fruit and veggies isn't as difficult as some might think. And with the right soil and plenty of sunshine, the Colony Farm Community Gardens can be one of the best places in Coquitlam to grow clean produce.

Coquitlam Public Library has Mango Languages

Coquitlam Public Library (CPL) now offers Mango Languages, an award-winning online language-learning system. Mango is free for all library patrons and offers a fast and convenient solution for language-learning needs.

Take a trip (in photos) to Namibia

If you've never been to Namibia, Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox Library has the next best thing. You can join professional local photographer Steve Smith as he shares some of the sights and sounds from his recent four-week trip to the African nation.

Her neighbourhood is for the birds

Anna Richter, a resident of the Canyon Springs subdivision in Coquitlam, sent the following email along with the photos shown on this page: "Hello. A couple of months ago. I sent you some photos of my hanging basket with birds eggs.