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'Welcome' meetings may still take place

There are no plans to change the procedure for welcoming kindergarten students and their parents to school in the Tri-Cities despite an ongoing labour dispute with the BC Teachers' Federation.

UPDATED: Fire rips through Maillardville complex

A massive condo fire in Coquitlam had fire crews and police evacuating the area Tuesday afternoon as billowing smoke choked residents out of neighbouring homes. The fire at 99 Begin St.

Two years for drunk-driving death

A Coquitlam man was sentenced to two years behind bars and three years probation last week after pleading guilty to charges related to a car crash in 2009 that killed one of his passengers and badly injured another.

Local politicians mourn NDP leader Layton

The last time Dawn Black saw her former boss in person was at the federal NDP convention in June, a gathering in Vancouver to mark the party's 50th year.

Family waits for trial

Almost one year since a horrific car crash in Belcarra killed 16-year-old passenger Melissa Tomac, the Burnaby teen's parents say they are still anxiously awaiting the driver's day in court.

Searchers follow beacon to rescue missing hikers

Several Coquitlam Search and Rescue teams were busy Tuesday locating three hikers believed to be from the Tri-Cities who activated an emergency beacon one day earlier in the wilds north of Pitt Lake.

RCMP seek 'brazen' thief

Coquitlam RCMP are asking for the public's help in identifying a repeat shoplifter who recently robbed a pharmacy of hundreds of dollars in cosmetics before returning and stealing more while the store owner was on the phone with police.

PM police seek pellet-gun victim

Port Moody police are looking for the victim of a possible pellet-gun shooting in the city early Friday evening. At approximately 5:50 p.m.

Paper or plastic? Thrifty Foods re-thinks bag decision

Growing demand from consumers has Thrifty Foods re-thinking its two-year-old decision to eliminate the plastic bag and serve its customers exclusively with cloth and paper sacks.

Lack of bike lockers, storage will keep cyclists at home, says advocate

Details are out about the cycling amenities planned for the Evergreen Line and a Tri-City bike advocacy group says cyclists will be under-served when the transit line opens.
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