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Birchland elementary playground torched

When students at Port Coquitlam's Birchland elementary return to school next week, they will have to find somewhere other than the playground to share stories about their summer.

Casino unveils hotel plans

It was a slow grind to get there but about 50 residents and area business owners braved the United Boulevard gridlock created by an overturned tractor-trailer Wednesday to get a peek at plans for a hotel and convention centre at the Boulevard Casino.

Pets lost after fire

Victims of the 99 Begin St. condo fire are asking their neighbours to watch out for three cats missing since the blaze.

HST: How the Tri-Cities voted

The results are in and Tri-City residents voted 'Yes' to scrapping the harmonized sales tax (HST), with the biggest support for axing the tax coming from Coquitlam-Burke Mountain. Residents there voted 55.

Society looks to run Gordon shelter

A Tri-City group involved in homeless outreach programs will bid next month to run the new homeless shelter and transitional housing facility in Coquitlam.

Record checks made easy with new scanner

Criminal record checks will be processed faster in Coquitlam thanks to a new piece of fingerprint technology at the local RCMP detachment.

Bear is dining on south side of PoCo

A long-distance bear is checking out homes and garbage south of Mary Hill and the city of Port Coquitlam is urging people to lock their trash away.

Orphaned Anmore cubs progressing

Three bear cubs that lost their mother after the animal charged an Anmore man in early August are being well cared for in a large enclosure with lots of places to play and hide and even a pool to swim in.

Nobody hurt but damage severe at condo

Mike Judd holds a Ziploc bag full of medications salvaged from his fire-damaged condo and says he's just happy nobody was hurt.

Accident downs Coq. hydro line

Coquitlam emergency services descended on Austin Avenue and Mariner Way Thursday afternoon after a power line was downed across the intersection.