Port Coquitlam Digest November 18

Pic of the Day:  Message in a bottle found 19 years after PoCo boys threw it off Langdale Ferry

 

Friday Highlights:

  • Road rage fist fight on Lougheed Highway caught on camera
  • Advisory Group Formed to Revamp Downtown PoCo
  • Message in a bottle found 19 years after PoCo boys through it off Langdale Ferry
  • PoCo Pot Shop Too Early?
  • Kinder Morgan opposition from Liberal MP applauded
  • Port Coquitlam filmmaker off to Whistler fest
  • Comedy Night in Port Coquitlam for Stroke Victims
  • PoCo’s McCrady Heads to BC Curling Championship
  • Port Coqutilam gymnast Haley de Jong wins gold for Team Canada in the Czech Republic

 

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Road rage fist fight on Lougheed Highway caught on camera

VIDEO: Road rage fist fight on Lougheed Highway caught on camera

A commuter caught a violent incident of road rage right in the middle of rush hour near the Pitt River Bridge on Thursday. The video shows three men throwing punches in the middle of traffic. The altercation took place on the Lougheed Highway in Port Coquitlam at about 3:30 p.m.

 

Advisory Group Formed to Revamp Downtown PoCo

Port Coquitlam gears up to revamp downtown

The ripple effect of Port Coquitlam’s planned recreation complex was top of mind today (Thursday) as an advisory group tasked to energize Port Coquitlam’s downtown met for the first time. The ripple effect of Port Coquitlam’s planned recreation complex was top of mind today (Thursday) as an advisory group tasked to energize Port Coquitlam’s downtown met for the first time.

 

Message in a bottle found 19 years after PoCo boys through it off Langdale Ferry

Letter in a bottle found 19 years later

Howe Sound A letter sealed in a bottle and thrown overboard from a ferry during a Langdale to Horseshoe Bay run 19 years ago has recently been retrieved, not far from where it started its voyage. Jill Skabar contacted Coast Reporter recently to say the letter in a bottle had been found by an unnamed woman on Pasley Island, about eight kilometres from Langdale.

 

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Pot Shop Too Early?

Editorial: Cannabis Culture a sign of the times

But perhaps the pot shop operating in a Port Coquitlam strip mall should have waited until the law is on their side Tri City News November 17, 2016 01:17 PM We appreciate the need to be first in the market but perhaps Cannabis Culture, the new pot shop that opened two months ago in Port Coquitlam, should wait for the law to come around before selling its wares.

 

Kinder Morgan opposition from Liberal MP applauded

Kinder Morgan opposition from Liberal MP applauded

British Columbia politicians recognize people here see the costs and benefits of the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline in different ways from Canadians elsewhere in the country, according to University of B.C. political scientist Michael Byers.

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Port Coquitlam filmmaker off to Whistler fest

Port Coquitlam filmmaker off to Whistler fest

A Port Coquitlam moviemaker will see her flick screened next month at the Whistler Film Festival. Tri City News November 18, 2016 12:10 PM A Port Coquitlam moviemaker will see her flick screened next month at the Whistler Film Festival.

 

Comedy Night in Port Coquitlam for Stroke Victims

Comedy night in Port Coquitlam to help stroke patients

“Laughter is the best medicine” is the theme for a comedy fundraiser in Port Coquitlam next week. Tri City News November 18, 2016 12:07 PM “Laughter is the best medicine” is the theme for a comedy fundraiser in Port Coquitlam next week.

 

Vancouver’s Odds release Christmas single, “Love Is What You Get”

Odds will be travelling across the country on the CP Holiday Train, which makes stops in a number of cities and collects donations for local food banks. The final stop is at Port Coquitlam’s Poco WCE Station, where Odds and Dallas Smith will perform on December 17

Vancouver’s Odds release Christmas single, “Love Is What You Get”

Love is what you get/’Cause love is what you need/Feels so good to give/Feels good to receive

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PoCo’s McCrady Heads to BC Curling Championship

Team McCrady locks up spot in the B.C. curling provincials

Rink secures berth after 2nd-place showing Tri City News November 17, 2016 03:40 PM After winning a silver last year the B.C. Junior Curling Provincials, Port Coquitlam skip Matthew McCrady is back and eyeing gold.

 

Port Coqutilam gymnast Haley de Jong wins gold for Team Canada in the Czech Republic

De Jong golden with Team Canada

Tri City News November 17, 2016 03:45 PM It’s been a busy end to 2016 for Haley de Jong. The Port Coqutilam gymnast competed with Team Canada in the Czech Republic last week, winning gold in the team event.

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