PoCo Daily Digest July 12, 2016

Tuesday:   Province invests $192,000 in trades training with Electrical Joint Training Committee – Linda Reimer, MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam, added: “Electricians are one of the highest in-demand occupations in our province. The Electrical Joint Training Committee has helped hundreds of British Columbians to become certified electricians. I am thrilled about the partnership between the government, Industry Training Authority and the committee, and I hope more apprentices will take advantage of this great program in Port Coquitlam.”

 

News

Port Coquitlam man found guilty in underage sex assaults

Are coach homes and laneway houses coming to Port Coquitlam? The city is looking for public input on how to increase density without changing the feel of the city

SD43 releases results of water sampling tests – Schools all tested safe for lead but one needed repairs before water quality posted in the safe range

There were 68 condo sales in Port Coquitlam for the month of June 2016 which represents a 23.6% increase over the same month last year.  The Benchmark price for a typical Port Coquitlam condo was $287,300 in June 2016 which represents a 21.6% increase over the same month last year.

Ron McKinnon, MP Coquitlam – Port Coquitlam — How can we continue to grow our country using the immigration system? Your feedback will help decide what comes next. Join the ‪#‎TalkCdnImm‬ conversation at this link: http://goo.gl/PoB2rm

Community

SD43 schools raise over $25,000 for Ft. McMurray – Pitt River School initiated Toonie Tuesday challenge motivated families to give to the Red Cross for victim support

Just a few spots remain for Stories Under the Stars at Colony Farm Regional Park on Saturday July 16th @ 7:30pm. Children (and parents!) will enjoy an evening of stories, learning about the wonderful creatures who live at Colony Farm, planting some veggies to bring home and at dusk we will watch the bats emerge from the bat boxes! Free and a great event for children 5-10.

BC SPCA Port Coquitlam Education & Adoption Centre — Wine and Whiskers 2016 Fundraiser Pics –Thank you to everyone who came out to support this event on Thursday night!

Riverside Community Church Summer Guide now online

Port Coquitlam Community Foundation’s Mayor’s Croquet Tournament, presented by Quantum Properties – purchase your tickets today or make a donation if you can’t make it:

Wanna learn about gold diggers? Come to the Port Coquitlam Farmers market to learn about worm composting. Nature’s black gold diggers!

Cornerstone Church Port Coquitlam – Kids in PoCo can get a ride to Crocodile Dock Day Camp from Cornerstone Church… shuttle leaves at 8 AM each day and returns by 2 PM.

PoCo Heritage Trees photos of Lovely spot on Hyde Creek

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Sports & Recreation

PoCo Saints played Langley Thunder in first playoff game Tuesday night at the PoCo Rec Complex

PoCo Grand Prix – JUST ANNOUNCED • We are happy to announce that there are 25 additional spots open for the 10-12 year old category in the Norco Bicycles Kids Race this Friday!

POCO SKATING CLUB SUMMER CAMP AUGUST 25TH TO SEPT 2ND, 2016!

Arts & Entertainment

Performers gear up for PoCo Grand Prix – The inaugural bike race in Port Coquitlam will see plenty of entertainment on July 15 in the downtown.

So what do you do when you find out that the City of Port Coquitlam is going to shut down the city for a whole day, turn the streets into a giant professional closed course bicycle track and your building is sitting right on the Start/Finish Line? Well…

Step 1: Cross your fingers for a sunny day.
Step 2: Put the Giggle Dam BBQ, BAR & BAND … OUTSIDE.
Step 3: Have an ALL DAY party … OUTSIDE.

Join us for our FIRST EVER OUTDOOR PIT PARTY

Business

Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce – We had 3 new members, Arina Technology, Rolling Photo Studio and Strive Health and Performance learning how to take advantage of the benefits of membership at our Chamber 101 today! ‪#‎MemebershipHasItsBenefits‬

Jobs

The latest ‪#‎jobpostings‬ are up on the website! Connect with your Avia centre for posting details and assistance with your application.

 

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