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Logging co. wins Burke legal fight

A Lower Mainland logging company has won a decisive battle in the legal war it has been waging against the province for more than a decade over cancelled timber rights in Pinecone Burke Park. Teal Cedar Products Ltd.

Homeowners' tax hike 3.9% in PoCo

With civic elections looming this fall, Port Coquitlam residents are on track to see the lowest property tax increase since the current council was elected in 2008. Homeowners will likely see a 3.

PoCo tops in trimming power

Port Coquitlam led Tri-City municipalities in the effort to reduce power consumption as part of Earth Hour Saturday night, cracking the top 10 province-wide with a 3% energy savings.

Local raffle to raise money for Japanese

Coquitlam native Kristina Lee has always felt a close affinity with the people of Japan.

Speak up

Port Coquitlam residents will get an opportunity to weigh-in on the city's new corporate strategic plan, a document that will guide the municipality's decision making over the next decade.

Evergreen Line spurs development in Burquitlam

Burquitlam Community Association put its stamp of approval this week on a 70-unit apartment block planned close to a planned North Road Evergreen Line station.

Japan quake prompts more training courses

Maureen Kasia with Coquitlam's HEROS program shows the contents of an earthquake kit, a pouch the city recommends residents and business owners keep handy.

PoCo ponders a pesticide ban

There could be stiff penalties for Port Coquitlam property owners who use banned chemicals on their lawns and gardens for cosmetic purposes if a new pesticide bylaw is adopted by council.

Handbook made for green cart collection

The city of Port Coquitlam is trying to make things easier for multi-family housing complexes to participate in the expanded green cart program when it kicks off next month. A handbook is being distributed at city hall and online (www.portcoquitlam.

Big plans bring concerns for Austin Heights' future

A Coquitlam neighbourhood that has seen little change over the past three decades is expected next week to have a new plan for the future that features plenty of change.