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Ammonia leak forces Lilydale staff out

Staff at a Port Coquitlam poultry processor were forced out on Tuesday afternoon after a tank full of ammonia sprung a leak.

Homeless numbers drop in Tri-Cities

The number of people living on the streets in the Tri-Cities has dropped dramatically in the last three years during a period when the rest of the Lower Mainland's homeless statistics have flatlined.

Unsafe work environments costs companies

A roofing company working in Coquitlam was hit with an $87,000 fine for not using adequate fall protection on its construction site last year. Natt Roofing Ltd.

Centennial replacement to start as early as this fall

The replacement of one of Coquitlam's oldest schools may start as early as this fall, the project manager told the city's council-in-committee this week.

Coquitlam RCMP seeks fraud suspects

The Coquitlam RCMP's fraud section is seeking three family members on outstanding warrants related to a fraud ring that led to the theft of mail from residents across the Lower Mainland.

Schools open during job action: School District 43

School District 43 will be keeping schools open during the three-day job action by teachers beginning Monday but won't be able to provide adequate supervision, according to spokesperson Cheryl Quinton.

Rally planned Friday to save Port Coquitlam women's centre

A group of women is rallying to keep the Port Coquitlam women's centre open. Chantale-Lyne Gosselin is organizing a fundraising campaign and rally to support the centre which is being shut down for a month for a program review.

Ampco in Coquitlam celebrates its 45th anniversary year

A local printing company with deep roots in the Tri-Cities is celebrating its 45th anniversary. Ampco Manufacturers Started its journey in 1967 as Ad-Print Markings Ltd.

SD 43 to communicate with parents about job action

With School District 43's 2,000 teachers expected to walk off the job for three days beginning Monday, parents will have to seek other arrangements for the children.

Chance to Choose program in Port Moody to close its doors

Cuts to funding and rising costs have prompted the closure of an employment skills program for at-risk youth.