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FITNESS: The personal touch

The road to fitness can be long and bumpy but a personal trainer can be a useful tool when it comes to battling workout boredom, squashing excuses and staying motivated.

BOOKS PLUS: Movies, genealogy and English practice at Tri-City libraries

Books Plus runs 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 in Port Coquitlam.

GOLDS: Quinoa, the wonder food of the Incas

A n early sign of the emergence of any great civilization is evidence of the development of agriculture and the domestication of wild plants to feed a burgeoning population.

MARKET FRESH: Get Thanksgiving food at farmers market

T hanksgiving is fast approaching. Here in B.C., we have so much to be thankful for when it comes to local food, especially in the Lower Mainland, where some of the most fertile land is readily available.

BOOKS PLUS: Databases for kids and more at Tri-City libraries

Books Plus runs 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 in Port Coquitlam.

MINTER: Give containers a try for colour in winter

O ver the next two seasons, when the weather turns cooler and wetter, and with shorter hours of daylight, wouldn't it be wonderful to brighten up your patio with some great winter colour? Enhancing our patios with colourful containers is easier than

A GOOD READ: From magicians to teenage musicians

F all is here and it's time to cozy up with a good book. Here are several of them: The Magicians and Mrs.

BOOKS PLUS: Play and learn events for the little ones

Books Plus runs 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 in Port Coquitlam.

MINTER: Tiny flowers will be the harbingers of spring

T he garden giants of spring colour are giving way to their smaller cousins that actually repeat their performance year after year and leave a very soft footprint of dying and unsightly foliage.

GREEN SCENE: Looking forward to those replenishing rains

T he last Sunday in September marks World Rivers Day with events scheduled around B.C.,including a number in the Tri-Cities area.