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A stitch in time: Needlearts Guild is 25

Coquitlam Needlearts Guild will be celebrating 25 years tomorrow (Saturday), with an afternoon of memories and mingling. The group was established in 1986 by Joan Smith.

Seniors shred for free on Oct. 15

Seniors are urged to clean up for fall and bring their excess paper to Glen Pine Pavilion Sunday, Oct. 15 for shredding.

Energy info at Dogwood Pavilion

BC Hydro's community outreach representatives will be visiting Dogwood Pavilion in Coquitlam next week to inform residents about Power Smart tips for their homes. When most of us think about saving energy, we automatically think of lights.

BEARS IN AREA: It's bedtime and, boy, are those bears hungry

The bears you see in the Tri-Cities scrounging the last of this season's blueberry crop, getting into your garbage or just walking along the trails are preparing for a winter nap that is rather unique.

BEARS IN AREA: Seeds help birds but can attract bruins

Tri-City residents living near greenbelts should take extra precautions with bird seed to avoid conflicts with bears.

BEARS IN AREA: A roundup of bear info

ARE BEARS SMART? Bears have one of the highest brain-to-body mass ratios of all the mammals and are adept at sourcing food, opening doors and windows, and using tools.

Scary story contest for Tri-City youth

The annual Scary Story Contest - presented by Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and The Tri-City News - is back and welcomes writers in two age categories: 11 to 14 years and 15 to 18 years. We can hear you snickering to yourself.

BEARS IN AREA: Take a bear walk in Coquitlam

Curious about bears? Want to learn how to stay safe while hiking in local parks? Drop by Minnekhada Lodge on Sunday, Oct. 2 between 1 and 4 p.m. and chat with a park interpreter about black bear biology.

BEARS IN AREA: Hibernation may hold medical secrets

It might seem like a nuisance to lock up or freeze smelly food waste and suspend bird feeders from high wires to discourage bears from hanging around but the natural condition known as hibernation is a fascinating stage of life that could hold promis

Help pets and help Coquitlam Animal Shelter

The fourth annual Pedigree Adoption Drive campaign has teamed up with the Coquitlam Animal Shelter and 29 others across Canada to help dogs find homes and to raise awareness of the importance of dog adoption.