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Port Coquitlam: Companies, unions spend big in civic election

Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore outspent his closest challenger in last fall's civic election by a margin of 10 to one, according to recently released campaign financial disclosure forms.

Not cheap to run for council in Coquitlam

For the second election in a row, Mayor Richard Stewart bested candidates who raised more cash and spent more money on their losing Coquitlam mayoralty bids. But the two-term mayor spent more than he planned and was left with a $30,000 bill.

Noisy trucks upset Pipeline residents in Coquitlam

People living along Pipeline Road in Coquitlam said noise from gravel trucks has become unbearable and the city needs to step up enforcement along their street.

Penny pinchers pitted against spenders in Port Moody

Penny pinchers annoyed at the cost of spending for municipal elections will want to keep an eye on Port Moody, where running for office is still relatively inexpensive, especially for incumbents.

Tree crashes on bus, baby injured

Passengers on a Coquitlam bus got a serious scare when a tree crashed down on top of it at about noon on Monday. "We were very fortunate because there were no serious injuries on board," said TransLink spokesperson Erin Dermer.

Outdoor recreation park for Anmore

Anmore will be getting an outdoor fitness park. Located next to Anmore elementary, the fitness and recreation park will feature a 27-station fitness circuit, a modular unit with one to two washrooms and storage space for equipment.

B.C. minister's visit to China good for SD43

A visit by B.C.'s Education Minister George Abbot to China is good news for School District 43's international education program which has been in a competitive battle for students in recent years.

Caught, again

A woman arrested by Coquitlam RCMP's prolific target team (PTT) was nabbed again a week later, again for alleged metal theft.

Changes are coming for Coquitlam's City Centre parking strategy

Coquitlam's pay parking strategy is currently losing thousands of dollars annually and a new plan is being considered that the city hopes will bolster revenues.

CUPE support key to Coquitlam school board election

The union representing school support workers was a major player in the Coquitlam school board elections last year.