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New Port Coquitlam business helps out KidSport

While Thrift-Opolis in Port Coquitlam may not have much in the way of merchandise that is suitable for the youth of the Tri-Cities, the owners Hal Merritt and Vanda Cooper are working to ensure that their new store will provide opportunities for kids

Province boosts SD43 education grant to pay for full-day kindergarten

School District 43 will have about $5 million more to spend next year in operating grants but the cash infusion will go to full-day kindergarten, not extra programs.

Mosque sprayed with racist graffiti

Neighbours of the Masjid Al-Hidayah and Islamic Cultural Centre are reeling after racist graffiti was scrawled across the front of the Port Coquitlam mosque Wednesday night.

They want a home of their own - to burn

Training exercises for Port Coquitlam firefighters could get a lot more intense if the city is able to come up with the money necessary to buy a live fire burn building.

Coquitlam harnessing the earth's heat

A Coquitlam homeowner and a city business made history this week, becoming the first in North America to install a state-of-the-art "green" snow-melting system at a private home.

Honda and Vancouver Giants team up for foodbanks

Westwood Honda, the BC Honda Dealers and the Vancouver Giants will be making magic at Honda Fan Appreciation Night on March 18 where they will turn pasta and other non-perishable food items into a brand new 2011 Odyssey LX for one lucky hockey fan in

PoCo Mosque hit with racist graffiti

Members of the Masjid Al-Hidayah and Islamic Cultural Centre are concerned after racist graffiti was sprayed across the front of the Port Coquitlam mosque Wednesday night.

PM ponders what to do about RGS

Port Moody city council has called an emergency meeting for 7 p.m. next Tuesday to try to navigate the political minefield of the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy (RGS).

Kids get high marks in financial literacy - and get paid to do it

A speaker on personal finances used the oldest trick in the book to get Terry Fox students to pay attention to his money-management message. He gave away cash.

Speaking out on growth plan

A complex and controversial blueprint for future growth in the Lower Mainland that has even some of the most seasoned planners and politicians baffled went out for public comment in Coquitlam this week.