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BOOKS PLUS: Reading, art and more

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: Inspiration in the work and words of gardening

Gardens are wonderful places but keeping them in good condition seems to take a lot of work, leaving gardeners little time to just enjoy them.

MINTER: Canna lily is a tropical beauty for your garden

In the heat of summer (should we be so lucky), we normally would be looking to add a little extra punch to our gardens, and there is one family of plants that has so much to offer but really doesn't get the attention it deserves.

GREEN SCENE: Strathcona Park was many years in the making

This Saturday, Parks Day in Canada, is a good time to celebrate 100th anniversary of British Columbia's parks.

WELLNESS: Take a walk for kidney cause

You can walk to find a cure and prevent kidney disease during the Walk for Life around Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam Sunday, Aug. 21.

WELLNESS: Massage, pregnancy & stress

During pregnancy, a women's body undergoes tremendous changes to support the growing fetus. These changes often result in musculoskeletal changes such as lower back pain, neck and shoulder discomfort and swelling of the feet and hands.

GREEN SCENE: Who is Colony Farm for?

Colony Farm Regional Park has been in the news recently because of a controversial proposal to create fish channels in a field originally protected for its wildlife habitat values.

BOOKS PLUS: Clubs, kids' stuff and jobs

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: Cukes are versatile - you can even eat 'em

Last year, one of the world's leading horticultural companies released some very intriguing information about cucumbers.

MINTER: Perennials for late summer colour

By adding some very special late summer blooming perennials, you can make an enormous difference to the whole look and feel of your garden.