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Port Coquitlam hosts business networking session

Several prominent local companies will share their success stories, challenges and opportunities at a special event for Port Coquitlam businesses on Oct. 23.

Small business award contenders sought

Small businesses now have the opportunity to nominate themselves to become one of BC's best for the Successful You Awards Contest. Nominations are now open for the 10th Annual Small Business BC Successful You Awards Contest.

Energy Star rebates offered at Coquitlam retailers

Thinking of switching from incandescent to compact florescent or LED bulbs? Local retailers and BC Hydro are cooperating to offer incentives to purchase these lower-energy bulbs during October, Power Smart month.

IKEA switching over light products to LED

Swedish-based retailer IKEA is doing its part to get Canadians to switch to lower-energy LED (Light Emitting Diode) bulbs.

New options for recycling light bulbs and fixtures in Coquitlam

Burnt out light bulbs and those outdated lighting fixtures have some place to go now besides the dump. Beginning Oct. 1, lighting products can now be dropped off at numerous collection sites around the province, including the Tri-Cities.

Port Moody police seek robbery suspect

Port Moody police are searching for a man that walked into the Pharmasave on Newport Drive with a gun and demanded money and oxycontin.

More refugees moving to Coquitlam

The Tri-Cities continue to be a top destination for Government Assisted Refugees, according to statistics provided by the Immigrant Services Society. Of the 196 refugees who arrived in B.C. between July 1 and Sept. 30, 35 or 24% moved to Coquitlam.

Port Coquitlam, Port Moody companies win awards

Port Moody and Port Coquitlam companies are among the winners of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association (GVHBA) Awards of Excellence. The winners were announced at an event at the Executive Plaza Hotel in Coquitlam Wednesday night.

Coquitlam school district saves money with energy-saving projects

School District 43 is saving energy and money but much work still needs to be done on its carbon footprint, the board of education was told Tuesday.

Two year gap in funding for Coquitlam school construction

There won't be any funding for new schools in the Tri-Cities - including a long-awaited Burke Mountain elementary in Coquitlam - for at least two years because the provincial money pipe has been switched off. Districts across B.C.