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ELECTION 2014: Diane Sowden to run for school trustee in Coquitlam

Diane Sowden is a 30-year Coquitlam resident who was first elected as school trustee in 2005. She and her husband have raised eight children who attended school in SD43.

Good news for Banting middle school students in Coquitlam

After a rocky start to the school year, School District 43 got some good news this week with the announcement of $22.5 million to rebuild Sir Frederick Banting middle school in Coquitlam.

ELECTION 2014: Shari O'Neill running in Coquitlam

A Coquitlam mother of two elementary school students in School District 43 is running for school trustee. For five years, Shari O'Neill has been involved in the Parent Advisory Council and her school's liaison with the the Montessori Society.

Mega homes will be topic of Port Moody town hall Oct. 27

Changing Port Moody's zoning bylaws to prevent the construction of "mega homes" may not be as easy as limiting roof heights or switching to a new way to measure a property's grade.

ELECTION 2014: Veteran trustee Wallis seeks another term

Longtime School District 43 trustee Gerri Wallis is once again seeking re-election in the city of Coquitlam Wallis was first elected to the board of trustees in 1993.

ELECTION 2014: Rob Bottos seeks first term as trustee in Coquitlam

A longtime Coquitlam resident and youth leader will seek a seat on the School District 43 board of education. On Tuesday, Rob Bottos announced his candidacy for one of four Coquitlam school trustee positions in the Nov. 15 election.

School District 43 wants teacher prep day considered a strike cost

An afternoon rally in front of School District 43 offices was averted Tuesday when an 11th hour agreement was reached by the board of education to pay teachers for a disputed eighth work day in September.

ELECTION 2014: Callan Morrison running for council seat in Port Moody

Newport Village resident and Port Moody business owner Callan Morrison has announced he intends to run for a city council seat in the Nov. 15 election.

ELECTION 2014: Jodie Wickens to run for school trustee

A Coquitlam spokesperson for a local autism support group is running for school trustee in the upcoming civic election. Jodie Wickens ( www.jodiewickens.

ELECTION 2014: Carol Cahoon to run for school trustee in Coquitlam

Carol Cahoon has thrown her hat in the ring for Coquitlam trustee with School District 43.