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Boating safety deadline Sept. 15

Time is running out for you to become a safer boater. As of Sept 15, 2009 everyone operating a powered recreational vessel of any size or type requires a Pleasure Craft Operator's Card (PCOC).

SPOTLIGHT: Books for babies, 9/11 remembered

Diane Mausser , president of the Coquitlam branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women, recently handed over $350 to the Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam for its Books for Babies program.

Parents of babies, educate yourselves at Place Maillardville

Baby, what a year. Baby's First Year, a program at Place Maillardville community centre in Coquitlam, is for expectant parents as well as parents, grandparents and/or guardians and their babies from newborns to 12 months.

Heritage and food in Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society has two events scheduled for next week - and both involve food. PoCo Heritage's monthly meeting is set for 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Gathering Place in Leigh Square.

New immigrants can learn about job skills

Are you a newcomer to Canada? Are you interested in connecting your skills to the Canadian workplace? Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSBC) and Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox Library are hosting a session next Tuesday on Skills Connect for Immigrants.

Have a cupcake and support Share in Port Moody, Coquitlam

Have a cup cake, shop and support Share Family and Community Services. This Sunday, Sept. 16 from noon to 4 p.m., customers are invited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Share'd Treasures Thrift Store at 2402 St. Johns Street, Port Moody.

Coquitlam host to learning fair Sept. 20

Do the complexities of work and life feel overwhelming at times? Are expectations high at work and at home for keeping up with technology, filling out forms, working and speaking in groups and other tasks? If so, you are not alone.

Treefest celebrates 19 years

A lot has changed at Riverview Hospital since the first Treefest celebration in 1994: Patient numbers have dwindled and the hospital has been shuttered while the grand collection of trees has reached higher and the invasive plants spread wider.

Shred documents in PoCo on Sept. 15

You can protect your privacy and help a local non-profit group this weekend. Vancity's Tri-City Branches, Urban Impact Recycling and the Tri-City Transitions Society are partnering in a fundraiser to promote privacy and identity theft avoidance.

Celebrate Maillardville's 103rd on Sept. 15

You can celebrate the early days of Maillardville next weekend during the 103rd anniversary celebration at Heritage Square in Coquitlam.