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BYELEX: Ben Craig

BEN CRAIG Age: 43 Occupation: financial advisor Coquitlam resident: 4 years Campaign funding: self, individuals and businesses Current city committees: none Council meetings attended this year: 4 Ben Craig said Burquitlam has been under-represented o

Who's backing the byelection candidates?

ENDORSEMENTS Several local unions and groups have endorsed candidates in the Coquitlam council byelection, including: CUPE Local 386 (Coquitlam civic workers): Chris Wilson and Bonita Zarrillo CUPE Local 561 (School District 43 support staff): Wilson

Byelection candidates face the public

Coquitlam byelection candidates faced the community Wednesday at the first of two public meetings before voters go to the polls on Oct. 26.

BYELEX: Ben Kim

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BYELEX: Doug Macdonell

DOUG MACDONELL Age: 59 Occupation: retired RCMP officer Coquitlam resident: 51 years Campaign funding: developers and individuals Current city committees: none Council meetings attended this year: none In the 2011 election, Doug Macdonell lost his se

BYELEX: Kevin Startin

KEVIN STARTIN Age: 39 Occupation: math teacher Coquitlam resident: 33 years Campaign funding: self Current city committees: none Council meetings attended this year: none Kevin Startin has no groups backing him for his first run at a civic seat and t

BYELEX: Vincent Wu

VINCENT WU Age: not provided Occupation: journalist Coquitlam resident: 16 years Campaign funding: majority from self Current city committees: none Council meetings attended this year: none Vincent Wu has run for a council seat in past elections and

BYELEX: Michael Bell

MICHAEL BELL Age: 47 Occupation: Toyota Canada warehouse associate Coquitlam resident: 8 years Campaign funding: self Current city committees: none Council meetings attended this year: none Michael Bell said he's running for council because he has al

Family's story brings awareness to Alzheimer's disease

The son of missing Coquitlam man Shin Noh hopes the community will learn from his family's experience and take steps to learn more about dementia and how to keep seniors safe when they wander.

BYELEX: Barrie Lynch

BARRIE LYNCH Age: 57 Occupation: executive director and CEO of Supply Chain Management Association and part-time BC Ambulance paramedic Coquitlam resident: 38 years Campaign funding: firefighters' and paramedics' unions, CUPE BC, developers and indiv