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A GOOD READ: Common things can be uncommonly interesting

Do you ever wonder about the common things we use all the time? Where did they come from? Who first thought of cooking food or manners, or marriage, or any number of other things we take for granted? Many of these fascinating tidbits can be found in

WELLNESS: Play it safe when walking or running, say physios

British Columbians love to run and walk, and both are both great ways to keep fit.

WELLNESS: Plenty of support in the Tri-Cities

Looking for a little support to get or stay healthy? Below are listings taken from the Support Groups category of The Tri-City News' Community Calendar : Irritable bowel syndrome support group meets monthly in PoMo to exchange information, to offer o

MINTER: Make your mom happy with flowers

M other's Day is just around the corner and many of us are still looking for some inspiration. Well, let me make a few suggestions. There's scientific proof now that flowers and plants not only make people happy but they are also therapeutic.

BOOKS PLUS: Book sales, tutors and blogs

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: Riverview, heritage and trees

S ome of Coquitlam's most significant and oldest buildings lie sheltered amongst the magnificent trees on the Riverview Hospital grounds.

A GOOD READ: Check out these books for green thumbs

A s a new British Columbia resident and avid gardener, I am very interested in the gardening challenges of my new home province.

BOOKS PLUS: Live local in Port Moody, learn about the brain in Coquitlam

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: Dogwoods belong to a large and diverse family

W hen we mention dogwoods, most folks think of our provincial flower, which comes from the native dogwood, 'Cornus nuttallii' or the beautiful pink 'floridas'. But, actually, the dogwood family is large and quite diverse.

A GOOD READ: Books for cooks and eaters

E veryone eats every day so it's no surprise that there's a glut of fabulous books about eating and cooking.