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Union bargaining set to start soon

By Janis Warren and Jeff Nagel The Tri-City News Presidents of civic union locals in the Tri-Cities say they hope to get to the bargaining table this fall to renew their contracts.

Good job on new B.C. cabinet, says Tri-Cities chamber

Premier Christy Clark Cabinet shuffle on Thursday is being applauded by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce. The shuffle includes moving Coquitlam-Burke Mountain MLA Douglas Horne into the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier.

Students flock to Douglas College this fall

Douglas College is seeing record enrollment this year as 11,000 students flock to the New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses. Enrollment is up 6% overall and the number of international students has increased 10% to 1,100 - doubling since 2007.

Celebrate Coquitlam's francophone heritage

Celebrate the early days of Maillardville next weekend during the 103rd anniversary celebration at Heritage Square in Coquitlam.

Evergreen Line work on Spring Street

Three buildings on Spring Street will be getting a makeover to make way for the Evergreen Line.

Teachers pan more money for large classes idea

Paying teachers more for larger classes isn't sitting well with the BC Teachers Federation but School District 43 teachers aren't likely to face the dilemma of accepting cash for more kids because classes are usually kept to the recommended maximum.

Power lessons in old plant

Riverview Hospital is known for many things - most notably its century-long history as a place of healing for the mentally ill, its famed arboretum and manicured grounds, and the property's striking architectural gems - but the steam plant, towering

Big changes coming to Port Mann bridge, Cape Horn interchange

Motorists will get their first chance to drive on the new Port Mann Bridge later this month when three lanes of Highway 1 eastbound will be transitioned from the old bridge to the new crossing on Sept. 18.

Chance meeting puts company in the spotlight

Competitors, staff, trainers, and guests at this year's US Tennis Open will get a little taste of Vancouver Island.

BCGEU members take job action

Some thirsty Port Coquitlam residents seeking to stock up on spirits may have been surprised to see the liquor store on Westwood Street closed on Wednesday, Unionized liquor store employees walked off the job for the day along with thousands of other