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Port Moody director's film project draws 58,000 Xbox fans

Anthony Bortolussi's commercial for the Xbox 720 has all the hallmarks of a big-budget ad for a video game console: explosions, beautiful women, a helicopter chase and shootouts.

Two Tri-City schools set to get seismic upgrades

Sir Frederick Banting middle school in Coquitlam and École des Pionniers de Maillardville in Port Coquitlam will get seismic upgrades but final costing still has to be done. A spokesperson for the B.C.

Fewer free courses offered to high school grads

Graduating high school students will have fewer free options for upgrading their education for post-secondary entrance once they turn 19 and should start planning now to avoid hefty tuition fees.

Board selected for new Port Coquitlam Community Foundation

Eleven people have been appointed to the board of the new Port Coquitlam Community Foundation, an organization that will manage and distribute funds for initiatives and programs that benefit the city.

Coquitlam District school trustees balk at Education Guarantee changes

School District 43 wants to know how the province intends to fund free tuition for graduated adults in the future after changes to the Education Guarantee were made this month.

Coq. bans shark fins

Using the concept "Think Global, Act Local," Coquitlam council this week banned shark fins from being possessed, traded, sold and distributed in the city.

New playground equipment, dog water fountain, planned for Port Coquitlam

A dog water fountain for the Shaughnessy off-leash park and wheelchair accessible playground equipment at Castle Park elementary are just some of the items the Port Coquitlam Self-Help Matching Grant program will fund this year.

See the Rick Hansen relay in action

The following public events are being held to welcome the Rick Hansen 25th anniversary relay : PORT COQUITLAM THURSDAY, MAY 17 From 3 to 3:30 p.m., a community event will be held at Leigh Square featuring medal-bearer Bob Whyte.

Coquitlam okays first reading for 33-storey tower

A controversial plan to build a 33-storey tower in Coquitlam - on Port Coquitlam border - will go to public hearing next month. At Monday's meeting, city council unanimously granted first reading to rezone 1123 Westwood St.

More trees, lighting around Evergreen stations

Big changes are planned for three of Coquitlam's busiest streets with the coming of the Evergreen Line.