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Metro Vancouver board chair aims to cut meeting costs

New Metro Vancouver board chair Greg Moore has slimmed down the regional district's committee structure as his first official act.

More birds tallied at Christmas

Natural habitat may be on the decline in the Tri-Cities but that did not stop the Burke Mountain Naturalists last month from having the most successful Christmas bird count in years.

Scammers using social media to con consumers - BBB

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be aware of scammers who use social media and brand names to gain consumers' trust.

Sexual touching alleged at several SD43 schools

Incidents of inappropriate touching of students by former Coquitlam substitute teacher Aleksandr Plehanov started soon after he began teaching in School District 43 in 2007, alleged the prosecution at the first day of his trial yesterday (Tuesday).

Defence targets harassment charge

Conditions of former Coquitlam substitute teacher Aleksandr Plehanov's release on bail in March 2010 did not specifically say he was to stay away from the alleged victims' residences, according to defence lawyer Lisa Helps.

Schools to go on a paper diet

School District 43's new energy manager is predicting a green future as schools renew their pledge to cut waste, paper and energy use for the new year.

Record breaking year for Operation Red Nose

More than 1,500 people who over-indulged during the holiday season got home safely thanks to the efforts of Operation Red Nose.

Penguin Plungers take to the Port Moody waters

There were Supermen, Star Wars characters, hockey players with sticks and crazy Canadiana costumes. But, best of all, there were 250 revellers who braved the frigid Burrard Inlet waters in the New Year's Day Penguin Plunge in Port Moody.

School principal testifies on protocol

Glen elementary principal Derek Passaglia testified Tuesday afternoon that when a student and her mother came to see him on March 10, 2010 the mother was visibly distraught. The pair arrived at the school shortly after 4 p.m.

Coquitlam targets growth with changes

Massive growth in Coquitlam is prompting city hall to tweak its design criteria for new subdivisions in upcoming - and gentrifying - neighbourhoods.
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