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Leave the booze at home, police tell beachgoers

With hot and sunny weather back this week, police will be stepping up enforcement at local beaches. Coquitlam RCMP stepped up its weekend patrols at Buntzen Lake about two weeks ago, said Cpl. Jamie Chung.

Cash sought to replace Coquitlam Public Library book bus

With the backing of a community petition and letters of support from dozens of residents, Coquitlam Public Library (CPL) is launching an appeal to raise money for a book bus to replace one badly damaged by fire in May.

Survey says: Port Moody residents willing to pay more to keep services

A new Ipsos Reid survey shows Port Moody residents have a love-hate relationship with growth and development in the city.

Getting young women to vote in Coquitlam

An initiative to get young women more interested and involved in local politics has made Coquitlam its first stop on a campaign to promote change at B.C. city halls.

Few glitches in Coquitlam's new garbage system

One week into Coquitlam's new garbage collection service and it's "so far, so good" according to city staff.

Burke plans delayed

Plans to re-designate a 35-acre piece of land in Burke Mountain that was to be the site of a middle school/community centre and single-family homes to higher-density townhouses is being put on hold so that further public consultation can take place.

Coquitlam council gets update on proposal to twin natural gas pipeline

A proposal to twin a natural gas pipeline between Squamish and the Coquitlam watershed is expected to receive an environmental assessment certificate by October and could be operational by 2015, according to a FortisBC spokesperson.

Police seek info on purse-snatching suspects

Coquitlam RCMP are asking for the public's help in identifying a pair of suspects in two purse-snatching incidents.

Summer school classes cancelled in Coquitlam district

Thousands of Tri-City students looking to get a jump on their schooling this summer will have to find other ways after School District 43 cancelled summer school programs because of the public school teachers' labour dispute.

Risk concerns prompted Monday's cougar shooting in Port Moody

A cougar that was shot by a Port Moody police officer this week was showing uncharacteristic behaviour and posed a threat because it was moving into neighbourhoods instead of away from humans, as would normally be expected.