Port Coquitlam News Digest October 25

Pic of the Day:  The Asian Arts Bhangra Club of Port Coquitlam performs at the Diwali festivities in Queensborough.  Photograph By Jennifer Gauthier

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Tuesday Highlights:

  • Former Port Coquitlam teacher on trial for sexual assault
  • 59% of PoCo residents think all bridges should be tolled
  • Southside Family of Schools in Port Coquitlam are teaming up to “scare” hunger
  • Minister Stilwell tours PoCo’s Melissa Park Facility
  • Where You Live: Port Coquitlam – The Giggle Dam
  • Only one more week to visit Brendan O’Leary’s Exhibit in the Michael Wright Art Gallery
  • PoCo Saint’s Alum Stroup selected for Team Canada trip to worlds
  • HAVE YOU SEEN PUDDY TAT?

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Former Port Coquitlam teacher on trial for sexual assault

Former Port Coquitlam teacher on trial for sexual assault

A former Port Coquitlam teacher is on trial this week for an alleged sexual assault more than 15 years ago in Vancouver. Russell Lance Read was originally charged in early 2014 with two counts of sexual assault and one count each of sexual exploitation, sexual interference of a person under 14 and touching a young person for a sexual purpose.

 

59% of PoCo residents think all bridges should be tolled

Metro Vancouver residents narrowly favour tolling all bridges: poll

Toll all bridges Toll only new bridges Undecided Metro Vancouver Vancouver/North Shore Burnaby/Tri-cities/South of Fraser When the new Port Mann Bridge opened for traffic in 2012, with a fee for crossing, many cost-conscious drivers detoured to the toll-free Pattullo or Alex Fraser bridges. Now that the B.C.

 

Meredith Seeton, a Port Coquitlam city planner, is looking forward to the opening of the Evergreen Extension

Cyclists get ready for the Evergreen Line

Each station will have 10 bike lockers, making it easy to cycle and take transit to work, larger bike parkades may be in the future if transit plan approved The opening of the Evergreen Extension will make it easier for cyclists to ride their bikes and take transit, says a member of the HUB Cycling group that is hosting Bike to Work Week this week.

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     COMMUNITY     

Southside Family of Schools in Port Coquitlam are teaming up to “scare” hunger

 

Minister Stilwell tours PoCo’s Melissa Park Facility

 

Author Debra Purdy Kong of Gypsy Moon Press will be selling her mystery novels at Riverside Secondary Winter Market

 

St Catherine’s Anglican Church Port Coquitlam Wednesday Eucharist.

 

Time off nice, but long-time TV host Steve Darling would like to get back to work

Dr. Sport: Time off nice, but long-time TV host Steve Darling would like to get back to work

Hayley Darling, 8, and her five-year-old brother Hunter think it’s neat that Dad has been able to drive them to school in the mornings and pick them up later in the afternoon. “It’s been great,” says Papa Steve. “But I would like to get back to work sooner than later.

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     OPINION     

Coquitlam-Poco Green Scene takes issue with Trudeau

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     ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT     

Where You Live: Port Coquitlam – The Giggle Dam

 

Only one more week to visit Brendan O’Leary’s Exhibit in the Michael Wright Art Gallery in Leigh Square

Bayan Ulgii Eagle Festival – Brendan O’Leary

In Bayan Ulgii the community has a symbiotic relationship with their eagles. The festival celebrates the intimacy between hunter and eagle and shows off Kazakh prowess with birds and horses in ancient sporting rituals.

 

Register for Dawn Livera’s “Weave Yourself” Workshop!

Weave Yourself

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Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse This Friday at Leigh Square

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     SPORTS & RECREATION     

PoCo Saint’s Alum Stroup selected for Team Canada trip to worlds

Port Coquitlam’s Stroup selected for Team Canada trip to worlds

PoCo Saint alum chosen from list of 127 players Tri City News October 24, 2016 01:37 PM Port Coquitlam’s Danita Stroup got past the latest round of cuts to Team Canada’s senior women’s field lacrosse squad during a training camp tournament last weekend in Baltimore.

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     BUSINESS     

App tested at DeDutch Port Coquitlam location

Smartphone apps let workers get paid in real time

Is the payday loan business due for disruption? A pair of Vancouver-based entrepreneurs are betting on it. Serial entrepreneur Steve Barha has quietly rolled out Instant Financial, a payroll system that allows workers to access a portion of their pay with a smartphone app anytime they want.

 

Seb’s RC Shop – 9th Anniversary – SALE !

 

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     JOBS & VOLUNTEERS     

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     LOST & FOUND     

HAVE YOU SEEN PUDDY TAT?

 

Missing Cats Returned to Owners – Countryside Kennels

 

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