PoCo News Digest – September 21

Pic of the Day - United Way Avenues of Change

Wednesday’s PoCo News Digest: Peak bear season, PoCo’s Finger Food Studios gets shout out from Bill Gates, Downtown PoCo high crime area recently, PoCo has hazardous waste resolution at UCBM in Victoria, Westcoast Express delayed when car stuck on tracks at Westwood St, Second to last Farmer’s Market on Thursday.

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Finger Food Studios is one of only eight global agencies Microsoft selected for a special program aimed at developing apps for the HoloLens. The Port Coquitlam-based company is leasing a 26,000-square-foot facility to help it develop massive holograms for Microsoft.

CEO Ryan Peterson told Business In Vancouver he was thrilled to hear Nadella give his company a shout-out and he would be meeting with Microsoft bigwigs following the Cascadia conference to discuss Finger Food Studios’ holographic innovations.

Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Satya Nadella champion Vancouver’s potential as innovation hub

Ask the CEO of Microsoft about the innovations coming out of Vancouver and the word “monumental” is one of the first words to spring out of his mouth….

RCMP CompStat Alert Sept 15-27, 2016 – Downtown PoCo – Underground Parking

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UBCM reps to vote on Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam resolutions

Two resolutions from Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam will be up for consideration by delegates at next week’s Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) convention. Coquitlam city council is seeking endorsement from reps regarding mental health injuries among first responders.

TransLink also says West Coast Express Train 1 was delayed leaving Port Coquitlam because of a car on the tracks (@Westwood and Davie). Commuters were about 25 minutes late heading into Coquitlam.

More SkyTrain delays this morning from stalled train

TransLink is reporting more problems on SkyTrain today after an earlier train near the Columbia Station caused system-wide delays. Service has now resumed after a stalled train between Royal Oak and Edmonds stations caused a delay at all stations on the Expo Line. TransLink says there may be delays as congestion is cleared at the station.


Second to Last 2016 PoCo Farmer’s Market on Thursday from 3 to 7pm. Here’s a video of the first.

Ruby adopted from BCSPCA PoCo

BC SPCA: Sailor (aka Ruby)

Treat yourself with a heart-warming


Arts & Entertainment

Sports & Recreation

Port Coquitlam Minor Softball

We had an amazing turnout at the AGM last night, and many new faces joining us on the Executive Board this year, giving some of our long serving members some much needed relief. We are looking forward to their contributions!

That being said, we still have the position of Secretary open that need to be filled. Come hang out with us once a month and share your ideas, and have some laughs, we are a pretty fun group (at least we think so 😉 )
Contact Bob Buchan if you are interesting in hanging out with with us. There may or may not be cookies involved.


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