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Drunk driving numbers down in 2013, says Coquitlam RCMP

The number of people getting caught drinking and driving over the holiday season is on the decline, according to CounterAttack statistics compiled by the Coquitlam RCMP.

Trends identified in Tri-City Christmas bird count

A species of bird that was virtually non-existent in the Tri-Cities only a few years ago has seen a significant increase in its local population, according to statistics from the recent Christmas bird count.

Catalytic converters stolen from five vehicles in Coquitlam

Sport utility vehicle owners in Coquitlam are being warned after a string of thefts of catalytic converters occurred this week in the Austin Avenue area between Mariner Way and Laurentian Crescent.

More fees, charges in Coquitlam this year

A new year brings a fresh set of increased fees and charges for Coquitlam residents as well as businesses and developers operating in the city.

Port Moody church hopes to ring in 2014 with a new bell tower

A handsome bell tower that gave St. Andrew's United Church its distinctive mid-century modernist look and called the faithful to worship for decades will rise again.

Coquitlam Teachers' Association concerned about larger classes

Cuts made earlier this year to stem the bleeding at School District 43 are showing up in larger class sizes and the Coquitlam Teachers' Association (CTA) says this is a worrying trend.

Port Moody makes changes to draft OCP

A steady stream of concerns from the public has resulted in adjustments to Port Moody's official community plan. The major shifts will see the building heights around the old Barnet Hotel site on St.

Wider study area sought for NW Burke

The last section of Coquitlam's Burke Mountain to be built will undergo a much wider study than previously planned.

Operation Red Nose sees increase in users, donations

Another year and another increase in the amount of money raised through the Operation Red Nose program.

Grass field to go artificial

Residents in Coquitlam Town Centre will see a well-used grass field ripped up this year. The city is replacing the north field in Town Centre Park, located east of Cunnings Field, with an artificial turf at a cost of $2.5 million.
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