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From Facebook to face to face

A five-day Facebook fast. That's the challenge a Coquitlam high school computer teacher has put to his students. The goal: Nothing less than to "promote real connections for a better future.

PoCo walk to help Reaveley family

Staff at Port Coquitlam's Hyde Creek rec centre are organizing a family walk along the Traboulay PoCo Trail next weekend in memory of Charlene Reaveley, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident last month.

Council mulls RGS before vote

Coquitlam city council will hear final comments from the public on Metro Vancouver's draft Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) next Wednesday before it votes on the controversial plan later this month.

Be smart on line to avoid fraud - BBB

The Better Business Bureau has submitted the following consumer information for Tri-City News readers.

From trash to tanning, a new venture for entrepreneur

From waste management to warming bodies. Let it be said Doug Mass's business interest has changed 180 degrees -- and we're not talking temperature. Mass, 48, is former co-owner with his dad, Gene, of Maple Leaf Disposal Ltd.

Police seeking Riverview patient

Coquitlam RCMP is seeking the public's assistance in tracking down a man who went missing from an independent boarding house on the Riverview Hospital grounds. Cao Phan is considered unlawfully at large from his court-ordered residence and.

Number of homeless camps decreasing in PoCo, staff says

The number of homeless camps being discovered and broken up by Port Coquitlam bylaw officials fell dramatically last year as more people are finding places to sleep indoors.

More drivers commuting within PoCo, says report

More Port Coquitlam commuters are travelling shorter distances to get to and from work and many are not even leaving the municipality at all, according to the city's Master Transportation Plan update.

Scammers using high school kids

Port Moody police say they have uncovered a rash of frauds preying upon young people in at least one city high school and likely occurring across the Tri-Cities.

PM says it's saving cash on garbage

Only two months have passed since Port Moody began its new biweekly waste-collection schedule but the city claims to have already reduced the amount of trash sent to the landfill by approximately 40% and increased its recovery of organic waste by mor