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SIGN ME UP: It's a good time to quit smoking in BC

Smokers who want to make a New Year's resolution to quit are reminded that help is available from B.C.'s Smoking Cessation Program. Since the Smoking Cessation Program was launched on Sept.

SIGN ME UP: Start the year with a healthy goal, says Port Moody naturopath

By Sharon Gurm Guest column W ith the New Year here, many of you will commit to making resolutions to improve your life on some level, often involving your health.

FITNESS: 40 & fitter: A healthy new path for reporter Warren

Something that I didn't expect happened at 40. Rather than dread the milestone year, much like I did when I turned 30, I decided to make 2012 positive and fulfilling and embrace the age instead of denying it. I bought art. I renovated the kitchen.

BOOKS PLUS: Tri-City libraries have holiday suggestions

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 the gift of gardening to a green thumb you know

You may have already discovered this reality: When it comes to gardening gifts, passionate gardeners are very particular, so here are some suggestions that you might find helpful. There are so many great gardening books available today.

A GOOD READ: Try cookbooks for season's eatings

C hristmas is a week away and, if you're like me, you're looking forward to all of the fabulous food that accompanies the holiday season. Now is the time to get together with friends and family and share delicious meals and fabulous treats.

SENIORS: Tri-City groups aplenty for seniors

Below are listings taken from the Seniors section of The Tri-City News' Community Calendar : Dogwood Songsters meet every Monday, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Dogwood Pavilion; group also visits and entertains at seniors' facilities weekly.

SENIORS: Be a Santa to a senior in need

With the support of area retailers, volunteers and members of the community, the local Home Instead Senior Care office will collect and distribute gifts to seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone.

BOOKS PLUS: Celebrate the season, coffee talk and Xmas shopping

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: Christmas is for the birds and those who count them

Y ou might see some people in local parks this weekend scanning the trees with binoculars as part of the annual Christmas Bird Count. This year will be the 20th year this event has been held in the Tri-Cities.