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Cop ratio low but mayors say policing is excellent

Coquitlam's police-to-population ratio continues to be the worst in the province for a city of its size. This week, Statistics Canada published its annual report for police resources across the country, showing Coquitlam at the bottom for a B.C.

Have a say in SD43 budget

School District 43 budget talks will soon be underway for the next school year.

Committee appointments announced

Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay announced city committee appointments for 2012 at Tuesday's council meeting. Coun. Gerry Nuttall will chair the finance committee, with Coun. Zoƫ Royer as vice-chair. Heading up the land use committee will be Coun.

Van. society tapped to run Coquitlam shelter

The non-profit group named this week to develop and run a planned Coquitlam homeless shelter said it wants to meet with local service providers, stakeholders and neighbours before the facility is built.

Managing for money

School District 43 is hiring a consultant to look at ways to generate revenue for new schools by selling or leasing district property.

PoCo plant gets first approval

A company planning to build a green waste compost facility in the Tri-Cities passed its first hurdle in the approval process Monday night after Port Coquitlam council voted unanimously to endorse the project.

Get ready for the white stuff

When the snow starts falling this winter, and the weather experts are predicting it will this week in the higher levels, Tri-City residents and business owners need to be armed and ready.

Initial Evergreen work slated for January

Shovels could be in the ground as early as next month as initial clearing and early work gets underway for the Evergreen Line .

Last time for light show

Sixty-thousand Christmas lights. One-hundred and thirty hours of setup time. Thousands of visitors.

Utility bills on the rise - again

Coquitlam homeowners will have to shell out an extra $50 next year for water, sewage and garbage pick-up.