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11 hrs ago | CBC News

Terry Fox: thousands across B.C. run in his honour

Hundreds out in Terry Fox's home town of Port Coquitlam to help raise money for cancer and run in his honour. Hundreds of people gathered in Terry Fox's hometown of Port Coquitlam, B.C., Sunday to take part in the 34th annual run and to raise money for cancer in Fox's honour.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Canada.com

'Huge moment' for Squamish company involved in discovery of Franklin ship

Andrew Prossin's research vessel One Ocean Voyager was one of several involved in the search for the lost ships of Sir John Franklin. For Andrew Prossin, the discovery of one of Sir John Franklin's long-lost ships in Canada's arctic was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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CKNW News Talk 980

Dance school to provide educational activities

With some parents worrying about the education dispute entering a third week of the new school year, the owner of one Port Coquitlam dance school is trying something new. Knowing several of her instructors also happen to be certified BC teachers on call, Carla Mellado's launching a camp that will mix dance with educational activities.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Nelson a finalist for business award

Nelson is one of 13 finalists for the 2014 Open for Business Awards, which recognize communities that support small business through local-government measures aligned with the BC Small Business Accord. Tom Thomson, executive director for the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce said it is extremely positive for Nelson to be recognized as an open for business municipality.

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Vancouver Sun

As many as 40 Dutch victims of man suspected of Amanda Todd cyber harassment: prosecutor

The Port Coquitlam teenager drew global attention to cyberbullying when she posted a video on YouTube in which she told her story - just weeks before she committed suicide Cyberbullied teen Amanda Todd, whose suicide made headlines around the world, led an active online life. These photos appear to have been posted in 2009.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Books Plus: Estates, photos and parenting are covered at Tri-City libraries

Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities' three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam. eading Club: The Middle School Only Summer Reading Club continues until school re-opens.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Cape Breton Post

Plenty of Terry Fox Runs in Cape Breton on Sunday

For the past 34 years, Canadians and many around the world have taken part in the annual event to raise money to help find a cure for cancer that's usually held on the second Sunday in September. The actual run began back on April 12, 1980, when Terrance Stanley Fox, from Port Coquitlam, B.C., dipped his artificial leg into the Atlantic Ocean near St. John's, N.L. Fox had planned to run from coast to coast but he never got to complete his run -he died on June 28, 1981, at age 22. But before he died he ran close to 42 kilometres per day through Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Ontario, completing 5,373 km before it was determined that cancer had appeared in his lungs.

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Tri-City News

PoCo principal's letter to parents measures the toll of B.C. school cuts

In an email letter this week, a School District 43 principal laments school cuts and urges parents to support teachers when they return after the strike. A School District 43 principal is being hailed as a hero by speaking out about school underfunding in a letter to parents.

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Coquitlam Now

Three more names added to election list

The race for a seat on Port Moody council continues to heat up, as two more non-incumbent candidates have put their names forward for this fall's civic election. Former councillor Meghan Lahti has decided to run again, suggesting she brings a tremendous amount of experience and insight to the council table.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Coquitlam Now

EDITORIAL - Terry Fox's legacy is to keep fighting

It was a hot September evening at then-GM Place a few years back when Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder talked about Canadian hero Terry Fox. He said as a teen in California, Fox was one of the first people that made him realize even as a kid, he could make a difference.

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Maple Ridge News

Passing the Terry Fox torch

"I'm getting too old to do this. I'm 79/ Come on, do I have to do it again?" She laughed, adding that she will continue to help in other capacities.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

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Most of the 'marginalized individuals' demanding Mountie attention now are not criminals, but people struggling with addiction and mental health issues. The current approach in dealing with Maple Ridge's homelessness, mental health and drug addiction problems is a Band-Aid solution and cannot be resolved strictly by police, said Ridge Meadow RCMP's top cop.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Agency warns of child 'sextortion'

Amanda Todd committed suicide after she was convinced by an online stranger to post an intimate image of herself. Teens who expose themselves on their computers risk not only being sexually exploited, but also extorted, an advocacy group warns.

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Canada.com

Majority would support transit funding referendum, TransLink polls suggest

More than half of Metro Vancouver residents say they would likely support a referendum on transportation funding as long as the higher fees and taxes go directly to transit, according to two TransLink-commissioned polls released this week. The polls, conducted in May and June before and after regional mayors unveiled a $7.5-million investment plan, suggest 57 per cent of those surveyed would likely vote yes in a referendum, while 35 per cent would reject it.

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Tri-City News

Celebrating 25 years of working for Tri-Cities' environment

After 25 years of helping to protect mountains, rivers and streams in the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas, the Burke Mountain Naturalists are not yet ready to rest on their laurels. The group of more than 200 local people is working on a number of projects, says conservation director Elaine Golds.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows What's On: Published Sept. 4, 2014

The TIMES publishes a comprehensive calendar of events, meetings, support services and more happening in and around Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. If you wish to submit a non-profit entry for consideration, please email it at least 10 days in advance to editorial@mrtimes.com.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Coquitlam Now

Man faces charges in three-car collision

Stefan Andrei Mitroi made a brief appearance in a Port Coquitlam courtroom Tuesday on two charges, criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death.

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Coquitlam Now

The hunt for Franklin

James A.R. McFarlane, executive VP of International Submarine Engineering, shows off parts of submarine at the company's PoCo base.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Coquitlam Now

Man faces charges in three-car collision

Stefan Andrei Mitroi made a brief appearance in a Port Coquitlam courtroom Tuesday on two charges, criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death.

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Related Topix: Canada, Criminal Defense Law, Law,

Coquitlam Now

The hunt for Franklin

James A.R. McFarlane, executive VP of International Submarine Engineering, shows off parts of submarine at the company's PoCo base.

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