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Local news for Coquitlam, BC continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

50 min ago | Coquitlam Now

Coquitlam pans incineration plan

Coquitlam wants Metro Vancouver to delay a decision on a controversial $500-million regional garbage incinerator for three years - and to produce a "current and comprehensive" business and environmental case in the meantime.

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4 hrs ago | The Toronto Star

Serial killer's shadow looms over hearings on anti-prostitution bill

Angel Wolfe, whose mother, Brenda Wolfe was murdered by Robert Pickton, submitted a letter to the parliamentary committee saying, "I believe that Bill C-36 will save vulnerable women like my mom."

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9 hrs ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

Coquitlam school district lays out funding concerns to education minster

Board chair Melissa Hyndes expressed hope for 'a miracle' to resolve the teachers' labour dispute before school resumes in the fall.

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11 hrs ago | Coquitlam Now

Standardbred Fan Club in Port Coquitlam_0

Felicia Allen wants to spread the word about the plight of standardbred horses. In celebration of national Standardbred Horse Day, the club will be hosting a family fun day at Epona Stable on 3323 Devon Road in Port Coquitlam from 11 a.m to 4 p.m on July 13. Learn more at www.standardbredfanclub.com Photo by: Lisa King/NOW

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14 hrs ago | Coquitlam Now

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Mariya Orlenko's journey started when her family moved to Canada from Kiev, Ukraine when she was twoyears-old.

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18 hrs ago | Tri-City News

Not enough rental units, deacon tells Coquitlam council

A deacon from St. Laurence Anglican Church says he is concerned about a lack of affordable housing in Coquitlam and wants the city to create incentives for developers to build more rental units.

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22 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Incidents of schoolyard bullying drop in Ontario

Schoolyard bullying in Ontario is on the decline, according to a new survey that shows interventions and increased attention are forcing kids to speak up.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Tri-City News

SD43 calls for help with real estate deals

School District 43 has issued a request for proposals from companies that can help with the sale of surplus land, such as this field at Parkland elementary in Coquitlam.

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Tri-City News

Getting young women to vote in Coquitlam

An initiative to get young women more interested and involved in local politics has made Coquitlam its first stop on a campaign to promote change at B.C. city halls.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Painter creates a canvas within

Peggy VanderWart Stel will show Woodland Treasure and other works in her new exhibit at Coquitlam's Place des Arts.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Cash sought to replace Coquitlam Public Library book bus

Coquitlam Public Library has launched a campaign to raise funds to replace this book bus that was badly damaged by fire in May. With the backing of a community petition and letters of support from dozens of residents, Coquitlam Public Library is launching an appeal to raise money for a book bus to replace one badly damaged by fire in May. The ... (more)

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Vancouver Sun

Shelley Fralic: Need a suit of armour? How about a BoomChair?

It was a busy weekend for the young members of the Royal family as Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry travelled to northern England to attend the start of the 101st Tour de France.

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Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

Faces & Places in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows: July 8, 2014

A team from North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association participated in the recent B.C. Horsemen's Rendezvous 2014 three-day event at the Maple Ridge Equi-Sports Centre, including Deandra Gagnon , a NFTRA rider, Emily Felgnar, a program coordinator with NFTRA, Kathy Nelson, a NFTRA volunteer, and the association's general manager, Sharolyn ... (more)

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Canada.com

Fire ant infestation complicates Arbutus Corridor community garden removal

Grey skies and occasional rain failed to dampen spirits as crowds turned out for the Carnaval del Sol on downtown Granville Sunday and the East Van Summer Jam Saturday at Strathcona Park.

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Vancouver Sun

Some Metro Vancouver teachers back in classrooms for summer school

B.C. Federation of Labour and the B.C. Teachers Federation showed their frustration with the teachers strike at a large rally at the Vancouver Convention in June 19. Some B.C. Teachers' Federation members are back in the classroom this summer, teaching non-credit programs for international students.

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Coquitlam Now

Coquitlam library in search of replacement Book Bus

Coquitlam Public Library is searching for a replacement Book Bus after a fire destroyed the original vehicle back in May. Photograph By NOW file Coquitlam Public Library is searching for a replacement Book Bus after a fire destroyed the original vehicle back in May. But that's Gnissios' task: find a replacement Book Bus or recreate the service in ... (more)

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Coquitlam Now

Ukulele show this Tuesday

The Coquitlam Ukulele Tiny Instrument Enthusiasts Circle [CUTIE], is marking its first formal concert on July 8 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre.

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Prince George Citizen

Councillor pay falling behind: committee

The financial compensation for the role of mayor is sufficient, but pay for councillors is lagging, according to the group responsible for reviewing council remuneration.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Georgia Straight

Government-assisted B.C. refugees most often live in Surrey and Coquitlam

This is just one of many intriguing facts in a new 40-page report by the Immigrant Services Society of B.C. called Refugee Newcomers in Vancouver: Changing Faces and Neighbourhoods 2000-2013 .

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Burnaby Now

B.C. Hydro announces three Burnaby projects

Greg Reimer, executive vice-president of transmission and distribution with B.C. Hydro, shared the details of some of the power company's upcoming projects in Burnaby.

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