Tri-Cities News Digest October 11

Pic of the Day:  EcoBlitz – Minnekhada Regional Park Invasive Species Removal – Saturday October 15th.

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Tuesday Highlights:

  • Drive by shooting on Thomas St, 2 arrested,
  • Politicians tour new Evergreen Line,
  • Share computers stolen last week – Nucleus Networks donates 2,
  • Student Spaceflight Experiments Program is well underway at SD43,
  • Actor William Shatner supports Port Moody-Coquitlam MP’s salmon bill,
  • Translink seeks input for upcoming plans,
  • Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam MP editorial on electoral reform.

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Coquitlam RCMP investigate drive-by shooting

An investigation is underway in Coquitlam this morning after a late night drive-by shooting. RCMP responded to reports of shots fired into a vehicle in the 1200-block of Thomas Street. No one was injured and only one vehicle was damaged.

 

Ecstatic Coquitlam mayor rides SkyTrain to city centre after long wait

On Tuesday, Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart had the opportunity to do something he’s been waiting to do for decades – ride the SkyTrain into the centre of his city. “This is an exhilarating day,” Stewart said. “We’ve been waiting for the opening of SkyTrain to Coquitlam Centre for all of my adult life.

 

 

 

 

Shatner helps Coquitlam MP’s salmon cause

Port Moody-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly is reaching for the stars in a bid to get his wild salmon bill passed through parliament. Tuesday, at a press conference at Mossom Creek Hatchery, Donnelly launched a video campaign featuring William Shatner of Star Trek fame promoting Donnelly’s Bill C-228 that would ban open-net fish farming and promote land-based closed containment systems for raising salmon for food.

 

Consultation begins for Phase One of the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transit and Transportation

TransLink and the Mayors’ Council are looking to the future to meet the challenges of growth and congestion in our region. Last month, the council agreed upon a proposed plan and presented Phase One of their 10-Year Vision to the public. Now it’s your turn to weigh in!

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EcoBlitz – Minnekhada Regional Park Invasive Species Removal

Join the Minnekhada Park Association for an invasive species removal event near the lodge and wetlands of Minnekhada Regional Park. We’ll be pulling out none-native plant species to help restore the

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Salmon Come Home

Critical Realignment: Trump and the Transformation of U.S. Elections

If you’re interested in exploring the many influences impacting the upcoming U.S. federal election, don’t miss the Oct. 12 public lecture at Douglas College titled, Critical Realignment: Trump and the Transformation of U.S. Elections.

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McKinnon: This is the fairest method of voting

Experts and ordinary Canadian voters have had their say in the last few months on how our electoral system can be improved. While popular opinion has been leaning toward some sort of proportional representation, a first step at the riding level would more accurately represent local voting prefe…

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Eat. Laugh. Celebrate. The Giggle Dam Theater in BC! – Traveling Mom

One of our bucket list items has always been to visit British Columbia, or specifically Skookumchuk Narrows near Egmont. And for the past month we’ve been slowly making our way to Skook via tha cities and towns that make up the western coast of BC.

Family Days – Evergreen Cultural Centre

Westminster Savings Family Days aims to help build an appreciation of the arts by bringing families together in an Art Gallery setting. Visitors will tour the exhibition in the Art Gallery at Evergreen and participate in a variety of entertaining and illuminating activities led by our Art Gallery staff.

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