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B.C. begins budget consultations

Have your say in the B.C. budget. The all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services announced today its plans for conducting province-wide budget consultations.

Businesses collaborate to recycle e-toys

If you can't sell it on craigslist and your kids have lost interest, consider recycling that once-favorite electronic toy at your local Return-It Depot.

Lock up your garbage in Coquitlam or risk $230 fine

A rich berry crop has kept most of the local black bear population in the mountains this summer.

Austin Heights crook strikes next to Coquitlam cop shop

Being located next door to a community police station was not enough to deter a robber from holding up the Remedy's Rx drug store on Ridgeway Avenue last month. Aaron Jaeck, manager of the shop, said he was shocked at how brazen the thief was.

Developing skills for the 21st century workplace

Douglas College wants to partner with the private sector to educate a more skilled workforce. That's the message college president Scott McAlpine will be bringing to the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce this Wednesday.

Got ripe fruit? Pick it and save a bear in Coquitlam

Coquitlam's urban wildlife coordinator is crediting education and the availability of natural food for the relatively low number of human/bear conflicts this year.

TERRY FOX RUN: Military do their part for PoCo hero

While Canadians lace up their runners next Sunday to raise money for the charity named after Port Coquitlam hero Terry Fox, hundreds of Canadian soldiers will also be joining the cause in a dusty, war-torn land thousands of kilometres from home.

Open house at Port Coquitlam mosque

People looking to learn more about Islam - and participate in an international food fair - are invited to attend an open house at the Masjid Al-Hidayah and Islamic Cultural Centre in Port Coquitlam this Sunday.

Help Kin's Farm Market celebrate 25 years Saturday

Kin's Farm Market is celebrating its 25th anniversary with games, lucky draws, fruit sampling and fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society.

From 1 to 150, protecting Coquitlam residents

When Coquitlam 's first fire department opened its doors in 1912, it was staffed by one person - part-time. Const.