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'Cheerful giver' donates $2,500 worth of cereal, granola bars to Share food bank

There are many things John Abou-Samra does very well, chief among them accounting and helping others, often using one to further the other. "God loves a cheerful giver," he says many times during an interview with The Tri-City News.

Burke Mountain Fire Hall unveiled in Coquitlam

The new Burke Mountain Fire Hall in Coquitlam has been operational for a couple of weeks. The 17,440-sq. ft.

Coquitlam, Port Moody councils OK signs for Terry Fox's training route

Runners will soon be able to retrace Terry Fox's footsteps after Coquitlam council approved plans to post signs along the Port Coquitlam cancer crusader's Tri-City training route.

Port Moody hospital campaign half way there

A push to raise money for a new video gastroscope and other diagnostic gear at Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody is now more than half-way to its goal.

New traffic pattern for Coquitlam-bound cars crossing Port Mann

Starting this Saturday, drivers heading into Coquitlam from Surrey along Highway 1 will have change into dedicated lanes before they get on to the Port Mann Bridge.

BC Hydro marks end of $20-million upgrade at a Coquitlam substation

With fire-retardant suits, steel-toed boots and hard hats on - as well as a First-Aid attendant on standby - a small group of VIPs was led around the energized Como Lake substation last week.

Telephone town hall tonight, tomorrow on transit referendum

Reaching out via telephone is the Mayors' Council's next strategy for getting the message out about the upcoming transit referendum.

Coquitlam is the latest council to back Yes vote

If the No side is successful in the upcoming transit plebiscite, it could mean more transportation costs will have to be taken on by municipalities, according to Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart. The Yes side's push for a 0.

UPDATED: 2.71% tax hike planned for homeowners in Coquitlam

Coquitlam property owners will see an average 2.34% overall property tax hike when their bill arrives this year, an increase the city says is the smallest since 2005.

Business, mayors join forces to get information out on transit referendum

Business owners interesting in learning how the upcoming transit referendum affects them may want to attend an upcoming event organized by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce.