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String of suspicious fires break out in PoCo

Port Coquitlam emergency officials fear a fire bug could be on the loose after a string of suspicious blazes broke out at abandoned homes across the municipality on the weekend.

Port Coquitlaml's Thrift-Opolis sells memories and thrift

Baby boomers getting finger cramps from texting and information overload from their IPADs may want to take a step back to a time when life moved at a human pace not digital speeds.

Target coming to Coquitlam Centre in 2013

Coquitlam Centre will be one of 15 B.C. new Target locations, the U.S-based mass retailer announced this week.

Bringing sunshine to powerless town

A Ugandan town that is unplugged is about to turn the power back on thanks to some Coquitlam volunteers.

PoCo pesticide ban a vote away

Use of cosmetic lawn and garden pesticides on private property is on the way to being banned in Port Coquitlam after city council approved the first three readings of a new bylaw Tuesday night.

On track to save energy

The city of Coquitlam is on track to meet its target to offset greenhouse gases in civic buildings by 30%, energy manager Trevor Billy said. In 2007, the city was one of dozens of B.C.

PoCo realtor hosts garage sale May 28

Whether you're looking for bargains or looking to do some spring cleaning, a fundraiser this weekend is the place to be.

Art studio to artisan bakery - it's a treat

If you have a sweet tooth, take note: Gooey cookies, succulent pies and vegan cupcakes - straight out of the oven - will be served at the first Tri-Cities' Bakers' Community Market, which starts tomorrow (Saturday).

New election sign rules in PoCo

Candidates looking to plaster their signs around Port Coquitlam when civic election season commences this fall will have to be careful they are not contravening the city's updated election bylaw.

Boats eyesores, in the way

Abandoned boats are a growing problem in Port Moody, with the city's natural harbour now littered with as many as 15 to 20 derelict vessels, according to the Port Moody Power and Sail Squadron (PMPSS).