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Port Coquitlam expected to unveil massive mural this week

A 2,000 square foot mural will be unveiled in Port Coquitlam this month on the new high rise at Shaughnessy Street and Lions Way , making it the city's largest art installation of its kind.

Coquitlam man found guilty on drug charges

A Coquitlam man was found guilty on drug charges this week related to a marijuana grow operation that was discovered in his home in 2009.

Inmate gets 18 months for attack on another at Port Coquitlam jail

An inmate at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre will serve an additional 12 months in jail for a vicious attack that left a fellow inmate badly injured and burned. The accused, who is only identified as J.P.

Be vocal with government, CTA tells Coquitlam board of education

Union reps for School District 43's 2,300 teachers have called on the board of education to support them in their demands for improved special needs funding, benefits and wages.

BBB offers bridal fair do's and don'ts

Don't get carried away at bridal fairs and expos designed to help future brides and bridegrooms plan for their big day, warns the Better Business Bureau.

SD43 cracking down on graffiti damage

School District 43 may be getting closer to cracking down on vandalism to schools after three youths suspected of graffiti damage were arrested.

Coast Meridian Overpass garners industry award

The new Coast Meridian Overpass in Port Coquitlam is garnering awards for the city of Port Coquitlam and International Bridge Technologies (IBT), a member of the CMO design-build team.

Pesticide ban a reality for Coquitlam

Coquitlam is one step away from adopting a pesticide ban, bringing the city in line with many Metro Vancouver municipalities - including all its closest neighbours - that have already outlawed the chemicals.

UPDATED: 4.8% tax increase proposed in Port Coquitlam

The average homeowner in Port Coquitlam will see a $90 property tax increase this year if council approves the 2012 draft financial plan put forward by staff.

Learn the latest make-up trends at Coquitlam Centre

The Pandora Style Lounge at Coquitlam Centre is offering make-up tips just in time for spring. Heather Nightingale from the cosmetic line "Make Up for Ever" is scheduled to do some demonstrations Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.