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3 hrs ago | Recycling Today

MMBC recycling program expands in British Columbia

Multi-Material BC , an industry-funded take-back program for packaging and printed paper based in Vancouver has announced that five more communities in British Columbia will start receiving recycling services.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Vancouver Sun

Shelley Fralic: Mompreneur solves problem of 'tween' clothing

There's no question that the hodgepodge of gardens along CP Rail's Arbutus corridor are charming and no doubt that homeowners prefer gardens and a leafy walkway to trains.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Canada, World News, Opinion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

24 Hours

New Westminster residents want trucks off of many residential streets.

Semis rumbling through New Westminster's residential streets will continue after the TransLink board of directors rejected a city proposal to oust trucks from three municipal roads.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Agressive black bear shot and killed at Port Coquitlam park

A black bear, like this one, was hunted by conservation officers and tracking dogs at a popular Port Coquitlam park Friday.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

CBC News

Elderly driver rams car into store in Cranbrook B.C.

A disoriented driver in southeastern British Columbia is accused of causing more than his fair share of mayhem after losing control in a parking lot in Cranbrook.

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Coquitlam Now

Cop Talk Column: When should you call 911?

Since there weren't any questions from readers this month, I checked in with the call takers at the Coquitlam RCMP Operational Communications Centre to see what types of questions they've been getting from the public lately so I could use this space to answer them.

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CBC News

Bear killed in Port Coquitlam's Gates Park

A conservation officer involved in the search for a bear in Port Coquitlam on Friday morning searches for a missing tracking dog that may have been swatted by the bear.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Books Plus: Movies, drums and clubs

Interactive tutorial courses help take your skills to the next level. Visit www.library.coquitlam.bc.ca, then click on the Good Online Stuff button and look for Learning Express Library; or call the info desk at 604-937-4144.

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Coquitlam Now

Quarry a no go

A Langley resident hoping to conduct test drilling on Burke Mountain toward an eventual rock quarry has withdrawn his bid, the provincial Ministry of Forests has announced.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

HAZMAT Magazine

BC HazMat crew discovers mystery lab after odor complaint

Investigation officials have not yet confirmed what was being produced in the lab, but did note that an array of chemicals and equipment were recovered at the scene of the Como Lake Avenue area home.

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Coquitlam Now

Shakamoraine stages homecoming show

PoCo artist Olga Cuttell will have her work on display as part of the Craft Council of British Columbia and Circle Craft Cooperative's outdoor Summer Market at the Jack Poole Plaza, located adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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Coquitlam Now

$14M for Evergreen enhancements

A pair of 15-metre columns will mark the entry into the core of Coquitlam's City Centre area.

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GlobalNews

Suspect charged in hit-and-run death of Port Coquitlam teen

Seventy-three-year-old Irwin Richard Franz has been charged with failure to stay at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm or death and will appear in court on August 25. Police said a black pick-up truck, possibly without a canopy, being driven by an older male with graying hair fled the scene after hitting the teenager.

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Tri-City News

Have you got bike skills? Coquitlam has a new park

A seesaw, a steep ramp and a log bridge are among the obstacles at Coquitlam's new bike skills park.

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Pique News Magazine

Giller nominee Genni Gunn is Whistler's writer-in-residence

Novelist, translator and poet Genni Gunn, nominated for the Giller Prize in 2011 for her novel Solitaria , has been named as Whistler's 2014 writer-in-residence.

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Maple Ridge News

Berry farmers predicting record crop

Purewal owns one of the largest blueberry operations in Pitt Meadows, and farms 1,500 acres across the Lower Mainland.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

Maple Ridge teen returns to Country Fest - Fun Farm'

Paige Gordon is returning for a fifth year in the animal barns at Country Fest, and this weekend, she'll be taking on a more prominent role than ever before.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

SPOTLIGHT: Order of BC for two Tri-City residents

Coquitlam philanthropist and childhood cancer research fundraiser Gloria Cuccione and former Anmore mayor Hal Weinberg, a brain behaviour researcher at SFU, were honoured for their work by BC Premier Christy Clark and Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon on Tuesday.

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The Georgia Straight

NDP Leader John Horgan gives David Eby a boost while reducing Jenny Kwan's responsibilities

John Horgan has appointed regional critics for economic development, suggesting he's not going to concede this area to the B.C. Liberals.

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Tri-City News

Shorter response times but longer time spent at calls: Port Coquitlam chief

The number of calls Port Coquitlam Fire and Emergency Services receives each year has stayed in lockstep with the city's population.

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