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4 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Stats estimate 7,230 electricians needed over the next decade in B.C.

John Bemister, a a fourth-generation electrician who works with Houle Electric Ltd., is photographed at job site in Vancouver on Wednesday.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Tri-City News

Mossom Creek Hatchery: Lafarge plays major role in rebuilding Port Moody hatchery

Mossom Creek Hatchery 2.0 started taking shape in Port Moody this summer when Lafarge Canada began building forms and pouring concrete to get the hatchery building up and running in time for the fall salmon spawning season.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Singers wanted for Port Coquitlam adult choir

The Choral Connections Adult Community Choir will restart on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Riverside secondary at 7:30 p.m. And tenor and bass singers are especially needed for the 60-member ensemble.

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Maple Ridge News

New Metro pump station will get water moving

Neighbours seem to be getting used to the idea now that the Barnston Maple Ridge Pump Station at 200th Street and Lougheed Highway is nearing completion.

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Coquitlam Now

Teacher agrees to quit job

A Coquitlam teacher who admitted to letting students sit on his lap, despite repeated warnings by his superiors not to, has agreed to give up his teaching certificate.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Coquitlam Now

Tri-Cities teachers rally

Parents and teachers staged a 'honk-in' at the entrance to Hillcrest Middle School in Coquitlam Thursday.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Things to do: Send off summer in colourful style

Live it up for the long weekend with some cool art exhibits, live music and scrumptious farmer's market food.

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GlobalNews

Police searching for suspects after man assaulted in Port Coquitlam

Police say a 37-year-old Coquitlam man was walking in the 3100-block of Westwood Street on August 12 between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. when he was attacked by a group of men hanging out near a car wash.

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The First Perspective-Aboriginal

From $80K to $45K, First Nations chiefs' salaries vary

Release of First Nations financial documents by the federal government shows a wide discrepancy in salaries of regional First Nations leaders, ranging from a high of $80,000 to a low of $45,000 - with little relationship between the size of the community and the chief's income.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Squamish Chief

Natural gas pipeline upped to service proposed LNG plant

File photo North Yards resident David Moore, left, chats with Carol Greaves of Fortis BC at the Fortis open house in June.

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Tri-City News

We've had an awful lot of honks, Coquitlam Teachers prez say

As the provincial education minister met with the BCTF president today to hammer out a resolution to the teachers' strike, about 75 educators held signs and waved at supporters this morning at a rally organized by the Coquitlam Teachers' Association.

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Coquitlam Now

Coquitlam School District teacher resigns after investigation

Coquitlam school teacher Kevin James Buffel resigned from the district after an investigation into inappropriate conduct.

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Coquitlam Now

LETTER: Kudos to cities for keeping full-serve gas stations

I was struck by an article in Sunday's Province newspaper whose headline read "Support remains for full-service gas," which looked at the issue of why there are no self-serve gas stations in Richmond or Coquitlam.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

GlobalNews

Coquitlam elementary school teacher resigns after repeated warnings not to touch students

Documents filed by the British Columbia Commissioner for Teacher Regulation reveal Kevin James Buffel has been warned several times by district officials not to touch his students.

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Tri-City News

Police, politicians & athletes take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Over the past three weeks, local residents, groups and VIPs have dared one another to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - a social media phenomenon that aims to build awareness and raise money for research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease - or donate money to the charity.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Your History: Maillardville and money

This copper sculpture above is now in the possession of the Coquitlam Heritage Society.

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Tri-City News

Casino grants up for grabs in Coquitlam

Tri-City groups wanting to get their hands on some of Coquitlam's casino cash have until Sept.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

CBC News

Gregor Robertson's ice bucket challenge ups the ante

The Ice Bucket Challenge has flooded social media channels with videos of people dumping ice cold water on themselves in a bid to raise awareness of Participants usually donate money to an ALS charity , as well as recording the video, then nominate three other people to do the same.

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Tri-City News

Superintendent issues letter to Coquitlam school district parents

The superintendent of Coquitlam school district issued a letter to parents of school-aged children this week about the impact of the ongoing teachers' strike.

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The Now Newspaper

Surrey online tutoring service disappears, leaving parents scrambling

Jason Chorney of Port Coquitlam displays the papers from a tutoring service called School Wizard that quietly closed shop and handed its contract to another company.

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