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'Tri-City News' donates bound editions to Coquitlam Archives

The city’s archivist, Jamie Sanford, received the bound newspapers, which are now available for viewing at the municipal venue.
Jamie Sanford is Coquitlam's archivist.

Tri-City News has made another donation to the Coquitlam Archives.

Today (Aug. 24), the news outlet added to its fonds at the facility by contributing bound editions of the newspapers from 2019, 2021 and 2022.

The city's archivist, Jamie Sanford, received the covered copies, which are now available for viewing at the municipal venue, located at 1171 Pinetree Way next to the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library.

"It's exciting that we can preserve our print editions and help shape Coquitlam's history," said Tri-City News editor Kyle Balzer.

"Our newsroom has chronicled many stories that show why this community is resilient, hard-working and, above all, inviting. Hopefully, local residents and possibly future historians can see that."

Meanwhile, Sanford and his team have scanned and described the first 1,000 negatives that were recently donated by the Tri-City News, which this month went digital-only.

The digitized images show a variety of events and activities around the Tri-Cities over the years, including the Golden Spike Days bathtub race, Greek Days in 1992 and a fire at Coronation School.

Coquitlam Archives seeks historically significant records from the community — audio/visual records, diaries, letters, maps, photos, scrapbooks, minutes, etc. — from individuals, families, businesses and organizations with the aim to tell the city’s past.

You can call 604-927-3900 or email to learn more about donating.