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Trash talk in PoCo

The city of Port Coquitlam is hoping to push residents' household waste diversion rate to at least 70%, a goal set by the Metro Vancouver region.

City talks tennis to determine needs

The city of Coquitlam is launching a feasibility study to determine whether more tennis courts, including a tournament-level facility, should be built here.

Are you new here? Welcome

They used to say you can't fight city hall. Now city hall wants to do a better job of reaching out to residents, especially newcomers and recent immigrants to Canada. Next Wednesday, Sept.

Take a taste Tuesday

You can sample food from local restaurants next week at the 14th annual Taste of the Tri-Cities, a showcase of local dishes and unique goods and services. "It's a complete date night, it's a perfect evening.

Money for playgrounds

Four Tri-City middle schools have been chosen by the province to get new playgrounds under an $8-million plan to ensure every elementary and middle school in B.C. has equipment for children to play on.

Another step for PM fire hall

A new Port Moody fire hall got a step closer to reality Tuesday with city council's approval of a phased borrowing plan for the $11-million project.

Be cautious of online penny auction sites, warns BBB

Online ads, often designed to look like news reports, are cropping up on popular websites claiming that you can get great deals on iPads and other electronics with online penny auctions.

PoCo building code changes eyed for aging population

Higher plug outlets, lower light switches and roughed in framing that allows for the easy addition of grab bars and handle rails are some of the building code changes the city of Port Coquitlam is considering.

Hearing planned for hotel at Coq. casino

Coquitlam residents will get their chance to weigh-in at a public hearing next month on an 11-storey hotel and convention centre proposed at the Boulevard Casino.

PoMo? What a dump

Port Moody's creeks, trails and waterways may seem like pristine retreats next to a bustling suburb. But on closer inspection, they're not so clean.