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Would-be doc gets head-start on saving lives

When Igor Tatarnikov applies to medical school next year, he can count on at least one family to provide a glowing reference letter.

Fire changes for Coquitlam's Burke Mountain

Emergency response times are expected to improve on Coquitlam's Burke Mountain when the volunteer fire station at Coast Meridian Road and Highland Drive switches this week to a full-time professional crew.

Review parking policy for disabled people: council

Drivers who park in spots reserved for the disabled without a permit should be taught a lesson, Coquitlam city council said this week.

Inmate dies Sunday in Port Coquitlam jail cell

Police are investigating after an inmate at Port Coquitlam's North Fraser Pre-trial Centre died Sunday night.

Medical pot grow ops too problematic: council

A growing number of complaints about medical marijuana operations in Coquitlam homes has prompted the city to look at changing its land use policies.

Witnesses sought in Mundy Park fire

The investigation into a fire that destroyed a picnic area in Mundy Park has gone cold and the Coquitlam RCMP are asking the public for help.

Donate a car, change a life

A donated Mercedes Benz has prompted Douglas College to collect $5,000 in student aid donations through an innovative website, and help sick kids at the same time.

Coquitlam RCMP seek suspect

Police are searching for a female suspect after a 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit was stolen from a home in the 2000 block of Poel Place in Port Coquitlam. "She broke into the garage and somehow managed to get into the car," said Coquitlam RCMP Cpl.

Unsecured doors, windows leads to spike in Coquitlam break-ins

Law abiding Tri-City residents are not the only people happy with the recent spate of warm, sunny weather.

Construction underway for Port Coquitlam's latest turf field

Work has begun on a new artificial turf at Gates Park in Port Coquitlam. The city's second turf field is being built over a former gravel field and is expected to be completed by the end of September.