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Cost of burial plots to rise

The cost of burying a family member or loved one in the Port Coquitlam cemetery could increase if council approves a new cemetery bylaw amendment.

City land up for sale

City-owned property around Pinetree Way in Coquitlam is going up for sale to get ready for the Evergreen Line. Last week, city council rezoned 1112 Westwood St. - a vacant 2.

A walkable city wanted

The city of Port Coquitlam is looking at ways of increasing foot traffic in its downtown neighbourhood in an effort to improve the environment and bolster business in the area.

Mental illness: the silent issue in the workplace

Being able to recognize and deal with workers who have a mental health health challenge is increasingly the role of managers and human resources staff but few have the skills or education to do so.

SMART MONEY: Save for RRSP with Zero Based Budgeting

Guest Column Those who lament, "I can't create a proper budget because I'm not good with numbers" unfortunately often follow it with, "I just can't find more money to invest in my RRSP".

Cash incentive for businesses to hire youth

By Diane Strandberg The Tri-City News B.C. businesses now have some extra incentive to hire young people thanks to a new pilot program aimed at bolstering youth employment.

Naming a destroyer after PoMo is residents' dream

HMCS Port Moody. It's a dream that local historian David Spence has been harbouring for some time - to see the name of his town painted on the stern of a Canadian naval warship.

Growing population means more fires: chief

Coquitlam Fire and Rescue may have seen a small increase in the number of calls in 2010, but it is nothing compared to what is expected in the next few years.

PoMo residents to vote on new fire hall

PoMo gets peek at preliminary design By Todd Coyne The Tri-City News Port Moody city council took the first step towards approving a new No.1 fire hall for the city, and now they're asking residents to take out a $16-million loan to pay for it.

PoMo turns down housing

Port Moody city council unanimously shot down plans Tuesday to build a new cul-de-sac on 10 acres of untouched forest lands in the city's Heritage Mountain area.
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