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Port Coquitlam looks at averaging out business tax rates

The city of Port Coquitlam is exploring ways of levelling out business property tax increases in an effort to avoid large fluctuations in rates associated to changes in assessed land value.

Prepare for utility bills this month

Homeowners in Port Coquitlam will get their utility bills in the mail next week. The city will send out the notices next Wednesday that will show a $19 increase in water fees, to $387, and another $9 for sewage, to $289.

Renovation to Port Coquitlam hotel nearly complete

The PoCo Inn and Suites is finishing a $2 million make-over to modernize and urbanize the Port Coquitlam hotel at 1545 Lougheed Highway.

High gold prices lure sellers to collectible buying event in Port Coquitlam

It was billed as a modern day gold rush but the atmosphere at the Treasure Hunters Road Show in Port Coquitlam last week was more like a museum as staff carefully studied the jewelry and coins offered for purchase while their clients watched and wait

Marsden acclaimed as BC Liberal candidate

The BC Liberals in Port Moody-Coquitlam have their candidate for this spring's provincial byelection.

School District 43 kindergarten students more vulnerable

Tri-City groups working with children and families are puzzling over a new report that shows kindergarten students in School District 43 are more vulnerable than the provincial average even though the community is relatively affluent.

More consultation for Colony Farm academy

Coquitlam city council pressure on Metro Vancouver to have more public consultation on a new farming academy planned for Colony Farm regional park proved to be successful this week.

New judge appointed in Port Coquitlam

A lawyer with 35 years of experience will serve as a judge at the Port Coquitlam courthouse after the provincial government announced a batch of bench appointments Wednesday.

Broken gas line not properly mapped, says Fortis

A gas line broken by an excavator that forced the evacuation of more than 50 residents in Coquitlam Tuesday was not accurately documented on Fortis BC records, according to the company.

PoCo, ICBC look at road improvements

Traffic safety improvements could soon be on the way at several key intersections in Port Coquitlam if the city can secure a partnership with ICBC .