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Christmas? It's in the bag - with a lot of help

There are 276 shopping days 'til Christmas but one Heritage Woods secondary school teacher has giving on the mind. English teacher Liz Orme has less than nine months to get 2,000 gift bags sewn for a charity project for her children's school.

Talk on herbs March 25 at Dogwood Pavilion

Spring has sprung and you can join Coquitlam's Inspiration Garden program leader this Friday, March 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dogwood Pavilion as she talks about herbs and how useful they can be.

Deadline March 31 for ERH Auxiliary bursary

Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary is once again offering an education bursary of $1,000 to a student living in the Tri-Cities. This bursary is available to any student who is planning to pursue a post-secondary education in health care.

Drop off cans and bottles, help SPCA help cats and dogs

Your empties could help animals this weekend. The BC SPCA Education and Adoption Centre in Port Coquitlam is holding a bottle drive on Sunday to raise money for animals in need.

Bookworms invited to learn about eReaders at Coquitlam library

To help people who are new to reading eBooks on their computers or eReaders, Coquitlam Public Library is once again offering training sessions that will cover how to download and authorize the software needed, search for and borrow a digital book fro

Symposium at SFU April 12 for youth

Hey kids, do you feel the urge for change? The What Can YOUth Do? symposium is arranged by youth for youth this spring and will feature a variety of workshops and speakers. The conference will be held at SFU's West Mall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Learn to grow your own food at Coquitlam's Innovation Garden

The city of Coquitlam's Inspiration Garden is hosting a two-part Zero-Mile Diet series of workshops designed to instruct urban dwellers on growing their own groceries.

PoCo students bond with Big Apple buddies while sharing a lesson

A horrible fire that took the lives of 146 young garment workers a century ago in New York is the backdrop for a remarkable connection between some Port Coquitlam high school students and children from an impoverished New York City neighbourhood.

Rochester students have stars in their eyes with help of actress

Nancy J. Lilley's career as an award-winning filmmaker was founded on a lie.

BOOKS PLUS: Spring break - and more - in Tri-City libraries

Welcome to the first instalment of Books Plus, a feature that will run in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities' three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library