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New life in Canada has challenges for refugees

At 24, Binod Rai is like many young Canadians. He has a full-time job, a cell phone, a computer, a strong desire to get a better education and a love for his family, with whom he lives.

Jail time for Port Moody child pornographer

A Port Moody man will spend about three months behind bars after pleading guilty to publishing child pornography.

Man gets five years after Coquitlam bank robbery

A man convicted of using an imitation firearm while robbing two banks last spring - including the HSBC on North Road - has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison.

Take wait and see approach with connector, says Clarke

TransLink should wait and see what impacts the Evergreen Line and the new Port Mann bridge have on traffic in the Tri-Cities before rushing to build the Murray-Clarke Connector, according to a local byelection candidate.

Hunter warns of goose problem

A flurry of calls and emails from hunters to Coquitlam city hall triggered council this week to rethink its new rules around discharging firearms, and bow and arrows.

Thrifty Foods celebrates 25 years of volunteer shopping program

After 25 years serving thousands of housebound Thrifty Foods customers across Vancouver Island, Saltspring Island and the Lower Mainland, President Jim Dores today marked the 25th Anniversary of the volunteer-run shopping service, Sendial.

Highway 1 HOV rules dropped on weekends

HOV lanes on Highway 1 will be open to all traffic on the weekends starting this Friday as construction on the freeway widening project intensifies.

Open house for PoCo shelter

Port Coquitlam residents will get their chance to learn more about a temporary overnight homeless shelter proposed for Grace Church at an open house this week.

Hope Lutheran kids are helping others

A group of Hope Lutheran Grade 8 students are learning how to cook - and be compassionate to others less fortunate then they are.

Progress on Partington plan

A detailed plan for what Burke Mountain's biggest neighbourhood will look like in 20 years will likely be unveiled this summer.