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HEALTH: Bring your emotional eating out of the closet

D o you have a 'sweet tooth' that you indulge? Are you an overeater? Do you drown your sorrows with a bucket of ice cream? Let's talk about emotional eating. It is something so many people do yet it is not talked about much.

GOLDS: Enbridge hearing an eye-opener for environmentalist

L ast week, I appeared in a hotel in downtown Vancouver to make an oral statement to the National Energy Board's Joint Review Panel regarding the proposed Enbridge pipeline which could bring tar sand oil from Alberta across the middle of B.C.

MINTER: It all starts with seeds.

A round this time of year, millions of Canadians are leafing through seed catalogues or browsing through seed racks in garden centres.

YOUR HISTORY: Homemade toboggans and chilly winters for kids in Coquitlam's early days

I f you are longing for a return to the good old days, be prepared for some mighty chilly weather. Winter in Coquitlam in the early part of the last century was certainly colder than we know it today, with an annual average of 58 cm of snow .

BOOKS PLUS: Real estate, computers and seniors' health 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.

A GOOD READ: Read up on lunar new year fun & traditions

G ung Hay Fat Choy - Feb. 2 is the start of Chinese New Year. Also known as the Lunar New Year, this festival is celebrated in many Asian countries, including Japan, Korea and Vietnam. This year, we begin the Year of the Snake.

BOOKS PLUS: Blogging, singing, mousing

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.

YOUR HISTORY:Pioneer family's tale of railroads, rivers, roots

P ort Coquitlam has had a strong sense of community throughout its history. And the strength of any community, similar to a mighty oak tree, is found in solid roots.

MINTER: Common sense and pruning

Y ou really don't have to be an expert to prune fruit trees. All it takes is a little common sense and a few helpful hints.

SIGN ME UP: Start the new year right with food guide

Almost everyone makes New Year's resolutions at some point in their lives. Many Canadians at the start of each year resolve to eat better and become more physically active.