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MINTER: Winter requires a different gardening strategy

Over the next two seasons, when the weather turns cooler and wetter 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 you ma

GOLDS: Salmon and their 'remarkable biological saga'

By mid-October, adult salmon are beginning to move into local creeks in search of a mate and clean gravel for spawning. Only a few years earlier, they emerged from this same streambed as young salmon.

BOOKS PLUS: Check out Living Library and clubs

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.

A GOOD READ: Exploring Afghanistan

Two books, one fairly recent and one published at the beginning of the Western involvement in Afghanistan, give an overview of the problems faced by participating countries like Canada and the United States - ones that were never overcome in the cour

SENIORS: Check out seniors' groups in Tri-Cities

Below are listings from the Seniors section of The Tri-City News' Community Calendar: Seniors meet every Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., to do fun group activities including physical fitness exercises, games, storytelling, local tours and recipe sharing.

SENIORS: Jewelry wirework and bead weaving at Dogwood

Feeling creative? thinking about making Christmas gifts for family or friends? Dogwood Pavilion is offering a new jewelry making class this fall, beginning Monday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. and running for four weeks.

SENIORS: Shred those valuable papers and learn about scams

Seniors are urged to clean up for fall and bring their excess paper to Glen Pine Pavilion tomorrow (Saturday) for shredding.

MINTER: Brighten up your gardens and containers

As the fall fades into the shorter, darker, wetter and cooler days of winter, we're all looking to add some brighteners to our gardens and containers.

YOUR HISTORY: Those old, scary traditions

What was Halloween like in 1909? Answering that question is the challenge we face in developing an authentic heritage Halloween program for Mackin House this year.

BOOKS PLUS: Parents, kids and fun

Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities' three libraries. COQUITLAM Parent-Child Mother Goose program in Cantonese: This free program runs on Mondays, Oct. 17 to Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m.