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Posted on: November 27, 2020

Coquitlam Relaxes Sign Rules to Support Businesses

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 27, 2020 – Coquitlam has temporarily relaxed its sign regulations to help businesses more easily publicize key information related to the pandemic.

Monday night, Council approved temporary exemptions to the sign bylaw that w...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Lend a Hand and Be a Good Neighbour this Winter

Snow Angels - 2020

COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 25, 2020 – Coquitlam residents are encouraged to consider their neighbours this winter by lending a helping hand and volunteering to be a Snow Angel. 

 During a year that has been...

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City News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Coquitlam Rolls Out More Community Supports This Fall

CSRP Grant - News Flash Image

COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 24, 2020 – The next round of supports has begun to flow from Coquitlam’s Community Support and Recovery Plan (CSRP), the City’s dedicated pandemic-relief program that includes waived or reduced fees, gra...

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City News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Coquitlam Recreation Adapts to Latest Public Health Orders

News Flash Nov. Reg

COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 20, 2020 – Following the updated Order of B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer on Nov. 19, the City of Coquitlam is making further adjustments to its Recreation programming in order to continue to provide safe fitness...

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City News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Consider Ways to Give Local this Holiday Season

News Item Give Local

COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 18, 2020 – As the holiday season approaches, the City is once again showcasing Coquitlam businesses and encouraging residents to shop close to home. 

Coquitlam’s Give Local campaign launches this week with...

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City News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Coquitlam Introduces New Community Grants

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 17, 2020 – Coquitlam has launched a new grant program to support residents and local organizations with pandemic-related challenges. 

Starting today, Coquitlam not-for-profits and other community groups may...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Now is the Time to Get Winter Wise

Winter Wise News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 9, 2020 – With cold temperatures and our first snowfall in the forecast, now is the time to make sure you are Winter Wise in Coquitlam. 

Coquitlam crews have been out all weekend distributing brine to Coqui...

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City News
Posted on: November 7, 2020

Coquitlam Suspends Group Fitness and Select Sport Activities

News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 7, 2020 – Following the Order of B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, the City of Coquitlam will be suspending all group fitness classes and select sport activities until further notice.

Affected Programs

These cancell...

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City News
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Nov. 5, 2020

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Nov. 5, 2020

Remembrance Day always brings to mind the stories I heard growing up about what it was like to live in Canada during the Second World War.

My father wasn’t old enough to go to war, but he and everyone else did their part to support th...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - Nov. 16, 2020

Coquitlam

Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. This meeting...

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City News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Take Steps to Prevent Flooding During Heavy Rain

website catch basin

COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 2, 2020 – Heavy rain is in the forecast in Coquitlam over the next 24 hours and, while City crews will be out checking on drainage intakes and critical catch basins, we are asking residents to take steps to reduce ...

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City News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Coquitlam Helps Support Physically-distant Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day 2020

COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 2, 2020 – Coquitlam residents are encouraged to honour veterans in meaningful ways this Remembrance Day.

Coquitlam’s traditional Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11 – which typically attracts thousands to...

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City News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Help Plan the Future of Coquitlam’s Sports Fields

Sports Fields - Children playing soccer

COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 2, 2020 – If you use Coquitlam’s sports fields – and even if you don’t - the City wants to hear from you. 

With its 2013-2023 Sports Field Strategy almost built out, Coquitlam ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Webinars Help Coquitlam Businesses Get Online for Free

Webnames News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 29, 2020 – Coquitlam is offering its businesses the opportunity to quickly build a free web presence – something that is more important now than ever. 

The City has partnered with Webnames.ca, a B.C.-based...

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City News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 29, 2020

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Oct. 29, 2020

Halloween is coming up on Saturday and like everything right now, it’s going to require balance and a bit of creativity.

The good thing about Halloween is that trick-or-treating can take place outdoors, and a mask can be part of your costume i...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Coquitlam Modifies Crunch Plans to Expand Trail Options

Coquitlam Crunch Fall News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 27, 2020 – Coquitlam is accelerating plans to expand the Crunch trail to the south and rolling out other improvements this fall to offer additional outdoor recreation options for residents.

Last night, Council appro...

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City News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Online Archives Exhibit Explores Life of Student Nurses

Archives News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 27, 2020 – Between the hours of lectures, rotating shifts and a vibrant social life, sleep must have been a rare treat for students making their way through Essondale’s psychiatric nursing school in decad...

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City News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Public Hearing on New City Centre Plan Set for November

Coquitlam City Centre

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 27, 2020 – The public will have a chance to comment in November on plans to continue to transform Coquitlam City Centre into a lively, walkable urban downtown and regional economic, civic and cultural hub.

The major City Centre Area P...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Plan Fun Activities at Home with Free Halloween Kit

Halloween Kits

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 27, 2020 – Coquitlam families can enjoy fun Halloween activities at home with a free kit from the City, now available for pickup.

There are different kit options that include an activity and spooky recipe geared to ...

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Give Bears Their Space as They Feed on Salmon

Salmon News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 26, 2020 – The City of Coquitlam is reminding residents to stay at least 100 metres away from bears, following safety and traffic concerns at a local salmon-viewing spot.

Drivers stopping and pedestrians congregating to phot...

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Lights at Lafarge Cancelled for 2020

LAL Cancelled News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 26, 2020 – Coquitlam has officially cancelled the 2020 Lights at Lafarge display to comply with provincial COVID-19 health orders and help ensure the safety of the community.

The City made the difficult decision to cancel th...

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Have a Fun and Safe Halloween

Halloween News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 26, 2020 – With Halloween quickly approaching, Coquitlam is reminding residents about fire safety tips and other safety precautions to help trick-or-treaters of all ages as well as the community-at-large to have a safe and f...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Share Your Vision for the Future of Southwest Coquitlam

Southwest Coquitlam Aerial View

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 22, 2020 – Residents, businesses and other stakeholders are invited to share their vision for the future of Southwest Coquitlam as the City prepares to chart a renewed course for the area’s housing, transpo...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Welcome the Salmon Home and Explore Coquitlam this Fall

Two people standing at an interpretive sign in Hoy Creek Park

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 21, 2020 – Coquitlam residents can celebrate the return of salmon to local creeks this fall with free, fun and educational self-guided activities.

To help guide your family fun, the City has posted a downloadable map of salm...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Get Double the Rebate for Energy-efficient Home Renos

Home Renos

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 21, 2020 – Coquitlam residents planning a home renovation this fall or winter may qualify for double the typical rebates for home energy upgrades.

As part of its commitment to climate action, the City is en...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Stay Safe and Keep Your Distance from Bears

Urban Wildlife

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 20, 2020 – They may look cute, but bears are wild animals that require a wide berth – from both people and dogs.

Coquitlam is reminding all trail users and those walking dogs along local trails and outdoor spaces to practise “wildlife...

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City News
Posted on: October 20, 2020

More Services Coming to Robinson Cemetery

Robinson Cemetery

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 20, 2020 – Expanded burial services and a new privacy hedge are planned for Coquitlam’s cemetery over the coming year.

The upgrades – part of the first of three phases in the 20-year Cemetery Services Plan (CSP) adopted in 2019 – will...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Customize Your Coquitlam Info with New Notify Me Service

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 19, 2020 – Want to stay up to date on City of Coquitlam news with a focus on the topics that interest you? Sign up for Coquitlam’s new Notify Me service at www.coquitlam.ca/notifyme.

The City’s n...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Coquitlam Celebrates Small Businesses

Small Business Week

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 19, 2020 – This week marks Small Business Week – an annual celebration of entrepreneurship organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada. And this year, more than ever before, small businesses need support.

Co...

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City News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Digital Parking Signage Project Expanded at Town Centre Park

Town Centre Park Lake View

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 15, 2020 – Town Centre Park users will be able to find a parking spot with ease this coming fall, as the City has expanded its digital parking signage project with funding support from the federal government.

The si...

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City News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Register for Coquitlam Recreation Programs Oct. 14

November December 2020 Program Registration

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 9, 2020 – Many of Coquitlam’s popular recreation programs, such as fitness classes and swimming and skating lessons, will be continuing in November and December, with registration beginning Wednesday, Oct...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Coquitlam Recognized in National Community Competition

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 9, 2020 – Coquitlam has earned national recognition for programs promoting environmental action and youth involvement.

As a past Communities in Bloom (CIB) national winner, the City entered this year’s submissions ...

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City News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Feedback Sought on Revised Concept for Lafarge Lake Loop

Lafarge Lake Image

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 8, 2020  The public is invited to weigh in on an updated concept for major upgrades to the Lafarge Lake loop trail at Town Centre Park. 

The budgeted project – part of the implementation...

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City News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 8, 2020

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Oct. 8, 2020

As we head into the Thanksgiving long weekend, it’s understandable if some of you are not feeling particularly thankful right now. 

I’d like to provide some food for thought. For me, the silver lining to the challenges of 2020 is that ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Plan Kitchen Fire Safety with Your Family

Fire Safety Cooking

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 6, 2020 – Does everyone in your household know how to cook safely and what to do if you have a kitchen fire?

During Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4 to 10), Coquitlam Fire/Rescue is reminding everyone that it’s ...

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City News
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Have Your Say to Help Shape Coquitlam’s New Heritage Strategy

Heritage Management Strategy

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 6, 2020 – Have an opinion about heritage in Coquitlam? 

The City is engaging the public this month in a discussion about all types of heritage – buildings, landscapes, culture and more – as it prepares to develop Coquitlam’s ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Coquitlam Unveils User-Friendly New Website

New Website Launch

 

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 6, 2020 – Finding information about Coquitlam at home or on the go is now easier than ever, with the launch of the City’s user-friendly new website on Thursday, Oct. 8.

Along with a fresh new loo...

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City News
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Submit Your Small Business Profile to Coquitlam

Small Business Open

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 5, 2020 – Behind every small business is a real person – and often, a local one.

As Small Business Week approaches, Coquitlam is inviting its small businesses to introduce themselves to the community they serve. Businesses with up to 50...

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City News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Register for Emergency Preparedness and the Great British Columbia ShakeOut

The Great British Columbia Shake Out

COQUITLAM, BC, October 2, 2020 – Get yourself and your family prepared for an emergency by signing up now for a free training session to learn to take care of your basic needs for at least 72 hours following a disaster, and participate in the Gre...

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City News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Citizen Reps Invited to Apply for Library Board and Board of Variance

Volunteering

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 1, 2020 – Interested in volunteering your time, sharing your expertise and helping your community? The City of Coquitlam is seeking volunteers for its two statutory committees: Board of Variance and the Coquitlam Public Librar...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Extra Yard Trimmings Collection to Start Oct. 5

Rake Fall Leaves

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 2, 2020 – As fall yard clean up gets underway, the City is offering additional curbside collection for fallen leaves and other yard trimmings.

From Monday, Oct. 5 – Thursday, Nov. 13, Coquitlam residents receiving solid waste c...

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City News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 2, 2020

Coquitlam

 

Oct. 2, 2020

Fall is officially here and there are signs of it all around us: the leaves are falling, the nights are getting colder, and pumpkin spice is back.

The arrival of fall also means flu season and more time spent indoors – both of which w...

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City News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Coquitlam Youth Centres Re-opened to Support Youth Recreation Needs

Youth Recreation

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 1, 2020 – Coquitlam youth can return to recently re-opened Getaway and Landing Youth Centres.

Both centres offer group activities, social support and public information to Coquitlam youth ages 13 – 18.

Fun Things to do at Youth Centres

Pr...

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City News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Coquitlam Indoor Sports Courts Available for Fitness Fun

Indoor Sports Basketball

COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 30, 2020 – Sports enthusiasts can return to play their favourite indoor court activities at Pinetree Community Centre.

Indoor sports court bookings available include:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Pickleball
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball

You must register ...

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City News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Spray Pads Open Until Monday in Coquitlam

Boy in spray park

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 29, 2020 – With good weather in the forecast this week, Coquitlam is keeping its spray pads open until Monday, Oct. 6. 

The City’s nine spray pads were originally set to close on Sept. 27, when Eagle Ridge Outdoor Pool close...

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City News
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Streamlined Processes, Technology Improve Development Services

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 29, 2020 – Coquitlam builders and developers are experiencing measurably faster turnaround times and better service than ever, thanks to ongoing improvements to the City’s development application processes.

Throug...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

$100 Rebate to Replace Your Old Clothes Washer

Washing Machine

COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 28, 2020 – Coquitlam residents who are considering replacing their old clothes washers could get a $100 rebate – and save on their energy bills – by upgrading to ENERGY STAR models before Friday, Nov. 27.

From Oct. 2 to Nov. 27 or unti...

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City News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Sept. 25, 2020

Coquitlam

 

Sept. 25, 2020

The pandemic has affected all of us in different ways. Some of us have been fortunate to have maintained a stable income.

Many have not been so lucky, and have faced financial hardship along with all the other uncertainty. Those who...

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City News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Secure Attractants as Bears Prepare to Hibernate

Bear with garbage

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 24, 2020 – Coquitlam is advising residents and businesses to make sure their property isn’t a source of food for bears this fall as they fatten up for winter.

As the weather cools and days grow shorter, bears begin to actively seek o...

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City News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Last Chance for Input on Coquitlam’s 2021 Budget

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 24, 2020 – Coquitlam residents and businesses have just a few days left to provide input on the City’s 2021 budget.

The interactive Citizen Budget tool has been available online since Se...

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City News
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Deadline Approaches for 2020 Tax and Utility Payments

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 23, 2020 – Coquitlam property owners have a week to pay their 2020 property tax or utility bills without penalty.

A five per cent penalty will be charged for payments received after Sept. 30. The penalty is half what it wou...

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City News
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Experience Live Arts and Culture at Kaleidoscope Starting Friday

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 23, 2020 – Coquitlam’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival launches Friday with opportunities for people of all ages to see, hear and experience arts and culture in person.  

Running Sept. 25 to Oct. 5, the fifth an...

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City News
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Construction of Washrooms Begins at Lafarge Lake

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 17, 2020 – Construction will begin shortly on new public washrooms at the southwest end of Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.

Council has approved the final plans for the new washrooms, which will be bu...

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City News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - Sept. 28

Coquitlam

Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. This meeting...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Upgraded Don Cunnings Field Reopens at Town Centre Park

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 15, 2020 – In time for the fall sports season, the newly returfed Don Cunnings Field at Town Centre Park has reopened for the public to enjoy.

One of six artificial turf fields in Coquitlam, Cunnings Field was closed in Jul...

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Coquitlam Rolls out More Community Supports this Fall

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 15, 2020 – New grants, free legal services, relaxed business rules and other community supports are coming to Coquitlam this fall as the City ramps up its broad multi-phased pandemic support plan.

This week City Council endorsed the ...

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Reformatted Kaleidoscope Festival Takes Art into the Community

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 15, 2020 – Registration begins today for live arts and culture experiences taking place throughout Coquitlam from Sept. 25 to Oct. 5 during this year’s reformatted Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

The fifth annual fest...

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Register for October Recreation Programs as of Sept. 16

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 15, 2020 – Coquitlam’s popular recreation programs for October are now available for viewing at www.coquitlam.ca/registration and registrations begin on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Everybody’s favourite program...

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City News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Coquitlam Residents Urged Caution Due to High Fire Risk

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 9, 2020 – Coquitlam residents are urged to take precautions as the city’s fire-risk rating reaches dangerously high levels during this extended stretch of hot weather.Coquitlam Fire/Rescue is asking for ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Next Phase of Cottonwood Park Expansion Set for 2021

Girl on swing

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 9, 2020 – Construction on the next phase of expansion to Cottonwood Park is anticipated to begin in 2021 and will include sport fields, a multi-use court and activity hub.

On Tuesday, City staff presented the conce...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

More Options Coming for Popular Seniors’ Meal Program

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 9, 2020 – Improvements are coming to the meal program that has been helping hundreds of Coquitlam seniors stay healthy during the pandemic.

Coquitlam’s Meals for Seniors, a frozen meal delivery program the City la...

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City News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Major Upgrades Coming to Hickey Street Reservoir Park

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 8, 2020 – Major upgrades are coming to the sport courts at Hickey Street Reservoir Park this summer and fall with the support of federal funding.

Improvements to the park’s tennis...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Convenient Options Available for Tax and Utility Payments

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 8, 2020 – Coquitlam property owners have several safe and convenient options to pay their 2020 property taxes or utilities before the deadline arrives on Sept. 30.

To support the community during the pandemic, the City gave...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Coquitlam Urges Road Safety As Students Head Back to School

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, BC, Sept 8, 2020 – As the days start to get shorter and students return to school, Coquitlam’s Bylaw Enforcement team is joining other public safety officials in urging road safety to keep all pedestrians and motorists safe....

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City News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Activities Restart Sept. 8 at Coquitlam’s 50-plus Pavilions

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 4, 2020 – Older adults in Coquitlam can soon return to some of their favourite activities at Glen Pine and Dogwood Pavilions.

The City’s two 50-plus facilities will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 8 with a range of pre-regi...

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City News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Sept. 3, 2020

Coquitlam

 

Sept. 3, 2020

We’re coming up on six months since the pandemic began, and bit by bit, we’ve been learning and adapting. At the beginning, we learned about washing our hands, and then we learned about staying home and keeping o...

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City News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Stay Safe on the Trails in Bear Country

Coquitlam Crunch

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 3, 2020 – Do you know what to do if you come across a bear?

Coquitlam is offering bear safety tips to local trail users after a black bear recently approached a jogger on the Coquitlam Crunch trail. The Crunch trail north o...

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City News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

New Archives Exhibit Unveils the Magic of Photo Conservation

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 3, 2020 – The ease of reprinting digital photos these days means people no longer have to worry about losing a treasured snapshot to physical damage.

That’s not always the case for the City of Coquitlam A...

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City News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Design Your Own 2021 Budget for Coquitlam

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 1, 2020 – Want to try your hand at designing the City of Coquitlam’s budget for next year?

Until Sept. 30, members of the public can design a mock City budget using the interactive online Citizen Budget tool at ww...

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City News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Help Design the Future Sheffield Park

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 28, 2020 – Coquitlam is collecting public feedback to help refine the recreation elements for a new family-friendly neighbourhood park coming to Burke Mountain in 2021.

The City plans to start constructing the two-acre (0.81...

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City News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Have Your Say on Improvements to Spani Pool

Woman in park on a laptop

COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 27, 2020 – Residents and user groups are invited to provide their ideas on what’s possible for planned improvements to Spani Outdoor Pool.

The pool is entering its 50th year of service an...

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City News
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Improvements Coming to Address Coquitlam Crunch Concerns

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 24, 2020 – Work on a number of improvements benefiting Coquitlam Crunch users and neighbouring residents is slated to begin in the coming weeks.

The City’s multi-faceted response aims to address c...

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City News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Coquitlam in Bloom Activities Focus on Community Spirit, Pollinators

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 13, 2020 – Activities that promote community spirit and pollinators will be the foundation for Coquitlam’s 2020 Communities in Bloom competition entry.

Selfie stations, fun facts in parks and other public pollinato...

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City News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Durant Linear Park Unveiled in Coquitlam

Durant Linear Park

Coquitlam, BC, August 13, 2020: Last month marked the completion of Durant Linear Park in Coquitlam - an exciting addition to Coquitlam’s already vast and connected trail network.

The linear park, located at the west end of Intracorp’s ...

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City News
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Show Pollinators Some Love and Help Coquitlam Bloom

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 19, 2020 – Coquitlam is encouraging local residents to show pollinators some love this summer and fall.

Activities that promote pollinators – bees, butterflies and other creatures that are essential for crops and f...

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City News
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Help Keep Bears Safe

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, BC, August 10, 2020 – With the current summer heat, Coquitlam is reminding residents to do their part to help bears seek natural food sources, not garbage. 

Residents can take simple steps to keep bears safe and preve...

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City News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Register for Coquitlam September Recreation Programs Aug. 12

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 7, 2020 – September recreation programs in Coquitlam for people of all ages and interests – reformatted to protect public health – will be open for registration starting Wednesday, Aug. 12. More...

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City News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Responsible Use Encouraged at Coquitlam Parks

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., August 6, 2020 – With sunny weather drawing more people outdoors, Coquitlam is encouraging the public to enjoy the City’s parks and trails while making sure to use them responsibly.

Use of Coquitlam’s park sys...

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City News
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Road Map Will Chart the Course for Major Coquitlam Facility Projects

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 27, 2020 – More than two dozen major recreation and cultural facility projects are planned in Coquitlam in the next 10 to 15 years, and by 2021 the City will have a road map to guide the way.

This week, Council-in-Committee ...

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City News
Posted on: August 4, 2020

R&B and Indie Artists Wrap Up Summer Concert Series

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 4, 2020 – Two powerful indie and R&B vocalists will share their uplifting original offerings in the final two dates of Coquitlam’s 2020 Summer Concert Series at Home.

Reformatted to an online setting t...

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City News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Message From the Mayor - July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020

Summer weather has arrived – finally – and it’s great to see our residents getting out to enjoy it at Coquitlam’s many parks, trails and natural spaces.

With the August long weekend coming up, it&rsq...

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City News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Work on Heritage Management Strategy Enters Next Phase

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 29, 2020 – Coquitlam continues to move forward with its new Heritage Management Strategy, with stakeholder and public consultation to begin in late summer and fall.

In September 2019, the City began work on a comprehensive s...

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City News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Discovery Centre and Coffee Shop Coming to Burke Mountain in 2021

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 28, 2020 – Burke Mountain residents may have another option for their morning cup of joe by next summer, when a new neighbourhood hub opens its doors.

Yesterday, Council approved the final design of the Burke Mountain Discov...

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City News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Be Mindful of Fire Safety While Doing Home Renovations

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 28, 2020 – Residents planning home renovations this summer can minimize their risk from fires by following some simple guidelines.Homes that encroach on forests and wildlands are particularly at risk of wildfire sp...

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City News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Have Your Say on Options for Sheffield Park

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 28, 2020 – Burke Mountain residents are invited to weigh in on options for a new neighbourhood park in Coquitlam’s Smiling Creek neighbourhood.

The two-acre (0.81-hectare) Sheffield Park is anticipated to be constr...

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City News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Coquitlam Tackles Impact of Climate Change with New Plan

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 28, 2020 – Coquitlam has created a plan to reduce the impact of hotter summers, higher rainfall and other consequences of climate change on City services, infrastructure and the community.

Developed over the past year, the d...

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City News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Enjoy Activities at Coquitlam Rec Facilities this Month

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 6, 2020 – Coquitlam residents can escape the summer heat with pre-registered access to some indoor recreation activities, starting next week.

A number of indoor activities formerly offered on a drop-in basis – incl...

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City News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Make Someone’s Day July 29 with a Random Act of Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, BC, July 24, 2020 – Local residents can make someone’s day – and help local businesses – on July 29 by performing a “random act of Coquitlam.”

Tourism Coquitlam is encouraging people to...

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City News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Op Ed - Planning the Vibrant Social and Commercial Heart of Burke Mountain

A typical day for a future resident of Partington Creek Neighbourhood Centre (PCNC) may go something like this: Wake up to scenic hillside views, cycle to the nearby grocery store for breakfast fixings, walk the kids and dog to a festival in the public pl...

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City News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Tips for Coquitlam Homeowners to Prevent Wildfires

COQUITLAM, BC, July 23, 2020 – Coquitlam Fire /Rescue would like to remind homeowners who live near green spaces to take steps that may prevent the cause of a wildfire as a result of a fire on their property as well as take steps to prevent a wi...

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City News
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Coquitlam Shoppers Will Shop Locally – With Safety Measures

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 21, 2020 – Coquitlam residents are willing to spend their money locally if they feel safe doing so, according to a new survey.

About a third of local residents are shopping locally more than before, based on a surve...

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City News
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Soul, Folk and Country Hit the Virtual Concert Stage July 24 and 31

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 21, 2020 – Music lovers following Coquitlam’s free online Summer Concert Series are in for a treat July 24 and 31, as three distinctive artists take to the virtual stage.

The soulful and jazzy Bukola Balogun, alter...

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City News
Posted on: July 20, 2020

More New Patios Coming to Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 20, 2020 – There will soon be more patios to enjoy this summer in Coquitlam as the City is expanding the new program to help businesses set up temporary patios and outdoor spaces on public property.

As part of its efforts to...

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City News
Posted on: July 20, 2020

More Indoor City Facilities Reopening Soon in Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 20, 2020 – More in-person City services – including limited access to indoor recreation – are in store this summer as Coquitlam moves to the next phase of its reopening plan.

Based on B.C.’s Res...

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City News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Coquitlam Reimagines its Block Party Program

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 17, 2020 – Coquitlam residents are encouraged to connect with neighbours safely and take advantage of the $150 grant through the City’s reimagined Block Party Program.

New Requirements During the Pandemic

Block part...

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City News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Outdoor Pickleball Court Piloted at Blue Mountain Park

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 17, 2020 – Coquitlam is piloting dedicated outdoor pickleball courts at Blue Mountain Park this summer as interest in the sport continues to surge.

Six pickleball courts with fixed nets and painted lines are being temporaril...

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City News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Smokers Face Hefty Fines in Coquitlam Parks

COQUITLAM, BC, July 16, 2020 – As the nicer weather returns, Coquitlam is reminding all local park users—don’t let our parks go up in smoke. Individuals caught smoking in Coquitlam parks during summer months will fac...

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City News
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - July 27

Coquitlam

Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. This meeting...

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City News
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Improvements Coming to Crunch Trail Through Five-year Plan

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 14, 2020 – Fitness equipment, viewing decks and other improvements are anticipated for the popular Crunch Trail next year.

Last night, Council endorsed the proposed concept for Phase 1 of a five-year expansion plan for Coqui...

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City News
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Coquitlam Increases Time Allotment for Outdoor Pool Swims

COQUITLAM, BC, July 13, 2020 – Effective Monday, July 13, booked swim times at Coquitlam’s Eagle Ridge and Spani outdoor pools will increase from 30 to 40 minutes.

In addition, to meet the demand and interest, individual swimmers will a...

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City News
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Food Vendors Return to Town Centre Park

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 13, 2020 – Food vendors have returned to Town Centre Park for the summer as part of Coquitlam’s TCP Eats Program.

Back for a second year, the program brings a variety of foods – including ice cream, hot d...

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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Message From the Mayor - July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020 

Summer vacation this year is going to be different for most of us, but lucky for us in Coquitlam, being forced to stay close to home isn’t a bad thing. We can’t do much about the weather but we can still plan fun...

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City News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Coquitlam Moves Forward with Environmental Plan

COQUITLAM, BC, July 8, 2020 – Plans for improving sustainable transportation, reducing waste and curbing greenhouse gases – top issues for Coquitlam residents – will be among the focus areas of the ...

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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Register for Modified August Camps and Programs

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 29, 2020 – Coquitlam will start taking registrations July 8 for August outdoor day camps and outdoor fitness classes with modifications to protect public health.

Taking place in parks and sports fields, the paid program regi...

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City News
Posted on: July 3, 2020

Online Summer Concert Series Kicks Off July 10

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 3, 2020 – Latin, pop, country, dance and other musical acts will heat up screens across Coquitlam on Friday nights this summer in this year’s online Summer Concert Series at Home.

Presented virtually this year due ...

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City News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Have Your Say July 6 on Plans to Modernize Commercial Zones

COQUITLAM, BC, July 2, 2020 – The public will have a final chance to comment July 6 on Coquitlam’s plan to modernize and simplify its commercial zones to support businesses.

The online Public Hearing, starting...

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City News
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Packed Entertainment Lineup Planned for Canada Day

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 30, 2020 – Magic, multicultural dancing, and music ranging from children’s rock to high-energy country are part of the packed entertainment lineup planned for Coquitlam’s online Canada Day celebrations t...

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City News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Celebrate Canada Day at Home with Help from Coquitlam Businesses

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 26, 2020 – Coquitlam businesses are getting into the Canada Day spirit with deals and packages to help residents celebrate safely at home.

Along with the online Canada Day celebrations July 1 at www.coquitlam.ca/canadaday, t...

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City News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Tree Watering Program Maintains Coquitlam’s Urban Forest

COQUITLAM, BC, June 25, 2020 – Coquitlam has once again installed watering bags to help out young trees and keep the city’s urban forest healthy during drier spells.The City of Coquitlam is committed to supporting a healthy urban fores...

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Message From the Mayor - June 24, 2020 - Canada Day

 

June 25, 2020

With Canada Day coming up next week, many of us are reflecting on what it means to be Canadian.

We can all certainly be proud of our country’s and our province’s response to the global pandemic. The care for other...

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Stay Connected with Free Wi-Fi Around Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, BC, June 24, 2020 – Looking to stay connected while on the go or enjoying the outdoors in Coquitlam? Free Wi-Fi is available at dozens of parks and public amenities across the city.

The City is continually im...

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Coquitlam Parks Recreation & Culture E-News Keeps You Up-to-Date

COQUITLAM, BC, June 24, 2020 – Sign up now to receive bi-weekly newsletters to stay up-to-date on all things Coquitlam Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC).

Increased Frequency Responds to Resident Preferences  

The City ...

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Eagle Ridge and Spani Outdoor Pools Open June 27

COQUITLAM, BC, June 24, 2020 – Coquitlam’s Eagle Ridge and Spani outdoor pools will reopen for use on Saturday, June 27 by pre-registration only.

Starting Friday, June 26, Coquitlam’s outdoor pools w...

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Coquitlam Kicks off 75 Days of Summer

COQUITLAM, BC, June 24, 2020 – Tourism Coquitlam is kicking off 75 Days of Summer today with contests, insider tips of things to do, and places to visit, eat or drink – all in Coquitlam.

While your summer vacation plans may have changed...

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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Coquitlam Launches Two-year Review of Southwest Housing

COQUITLAM, BC, June 23, 2020 – Coquitlam will soon kick off a two-year review intended to create vibrant neighbourhoods with more housing options in the southwest part of the community.

Council approved the scope and pr...

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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

More Coquitlam Residents Helping to Keep Bears Away

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 23, 2020 – More and more Coquitlam residents are doing their part to keep bears away, according to new statistics.

Analysis of a recent cart audit and other data from Coquitlam’s Urban Wildlife Program shows a mark...

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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Coquitlam Invests in Business Recovery

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 23, 2020 – Coquitlam is dedicating $25,000 in preliminary funding to help local businesses re-open or expand during the pandemic.

Last night, Council voted to fund a series of planned activities in the City’s Econo...

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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Coquitlam Celebrates its Environmental Champions

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 23, 2020 – Coquitlam celebrated its environmental champions last night with a special online award presentation.

The City presented its 15th Environmental Achievement Awards at last night&rsquo...

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City News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Help Rid Coquitlam of Invasive Species

COQUITLAM, BC June 22, 2020 – The City of Coquitlam has made the control of invasive species, including Giant Hogweed, a priority due to the threat they pose to the natural ecosystem and human health.

Invasive plants such as English Ivy, Giant Ho...

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City News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Message From the Mayor - June 19, 2020 - Class of 2020

 

Normally at this time of year I would be giving grad speeches at our local high schools. With no formal ceremonies this year, I had to switch to videos – one of the many changes the pandemic has brought for the Class of 2020.

There is n...

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City News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Environmental Achievement Awards Announced June 22

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 19, 2020 – Coquitlam will recognize the recipients of the 2020 Environmental Achievement Awards at the City Council meeting broadcast on June 22.

Date: Monday, June 22, 2020Time: 7 p.m.Location: www.coquitlam.ca/web...

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City News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Town Centre Recycling Depot Reopens

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 18, 2020 – Coquitlam residents can once again bring their household recyclables to the Town Centre Recycling Depot, which has reopened with safety measures in place to protect residents and staff.

Located on Trevor Wingrove ...

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City News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Watch for New Streamlined Curbside Collection Calendar

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 16, 2020 – A new streamlined version of Coquitlam’s curbside collection calendar will hit local mailboxes this week.

With an eye to improving ease-of-use, the City has introduced a four-page brochure this year that...

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City News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - June 15

Coquitlam

Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. This meeting...

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City News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Public Consultation to Resume on City Projects

COQUITLAM, BC, June 16, 2020 – Coquitlam will soon start engaging the public again on non-pandemic issues, after residents gave the idea a thumbs up in a recent survey.

Of the 847 people who completed the survey in late...

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City News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Join in Coquitlam’s Online Canada Day Event at Home

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 16, 2020 – Join in the fun at home July 1 as Coquitlam presents its annual Canada Day celebrations online with live music, dance, interactive activities and more.

Kicking off with a welcome parade, the 12th annual Coquitlam ...

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City News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Coquitlam Reopens Fields and Courts to Sport User Groups

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 15, 2020 – Coquitlam has reopened its outdoor fields and sport courts to sport user groups for modified club use, including skills development and practice.

City staff began reaching out to user groups last week to prepare f...

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City News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Appointments Now Accepted for Select City Services

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 15, 2020 – Coquitlam is now accepting appointments for meetings with staff and in-person services at some facilities, with more to come as the City moves forward with its phased reopening.

After being closed since M...

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City News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Coquitlam Residents Surveyed on New Shopping Habits

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 15, 2020 – Coquitlam residents are being asked how the pandemic is changing how they shop, dine out and travel in a new survey.

As part of its support for local businesses, the City is conducting a consumer survey at https:/...

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City News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Outreach Campaign Offers Support to Coquitlam Businesses

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 11, 2020 – Coquitlam’s Economic Development staff are hitting the pavement over the next two weeks to make sure local businesses know what supports are available to them during the pandemic.

The outreach campaign i...

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City News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Message From the Mayor - June 11, 2020

 

June 11, 2020

As more businesses and City amenities start to reopen, life is starting to feel just that little bit more normal. Families in particular are thrilled to be able to use playgrounds again – and soon, spray pads and outdoor p...

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City News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Spray Pads and Outdoor Pools Opening Soon in Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 11, 2020 – More open-air amenities will soon open in Coquitlam, with spray pads set for June 15 and outdoor pools scheduled to open June 27.

The reopening is part of the City’s phased framework for the safe and gra...

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City News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Spaces Still Available in Coquitlam Kids’ Camps and Adult Fitness

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 10, 2020 – Coquitlam has started taking registrations for outdoor recreation programs offered in July and there are a number of kids’ half-day camps and fitness classes still available. The paid ...

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City News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Regional Coordination of Re-Opening Dates

Each municipality in Metro Vancouver is working diligently in re-opening parks, recreation, cultural and library services to our residents and patrons. We have learned a great deal with COVID-19.  One lesson is to support each other by coordinati...

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City News
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Celebrate Archives Week with a Virtual Visit to the City’s Past

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 8, 2020 – Coquitlam residents interested in learning more about their community can find a treasure trove of City history online.

With International Archives Week taking place June 8 to 14, the community is encourag...

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City News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - July 6

Coquitlam

Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. This meeting...

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City News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

City Accomplishments Highlighted in 2019 Annual Report

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 5, 2020 – Coquitlam released its 2019 Annual Report to the public today, offering a look back at the City’s focus areas and accomplishments last year.

The statutory document is posted at www.coquitlam.ca/annualrepo...

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City News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Message From the Mayor - June 5, 2020 - Seniors' Week

June 5, 2020

It’s BC Seniors’ Week, a time each year when we celebrate our seniors and everything they contribute to our families and community. Seniors’ Week also reminds us to make space in our busy lives for the seniors we ...

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City News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Coquitlam Introduces Plan for Phased Reopening

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 4, 2020 – Coquitlam residents and businesses can look forward to scheduled access to some City facilities starting in mid-June, as the City announces plans for a phased reopening .

The City has been methodically wor...

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City News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Message From the Mayor - May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

After being cooped up for a while now, the prospect of being able to safely dine out, get a haircut and visit our local shops again is quite exciting.

Many of us are eager to support our local businesses, and we’re getting more opport...

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City News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Coquitlam Adopts Expedited Process for Business Outdoor Spaces

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 3, 2020 – Coquitlam has introduced a simple, expedited process to help businesses set up temporary patios and outdoor spaces in as little as two days.

On Monday, Council approved a temporary outdoor space expansion program t...

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City News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Options Available to Taxpayers as 2020 Notices Mailed Out

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 1, 2020 – Property tax notices are being mailed out to Coquitlam homes and businesses this week, but much is different about tax time 2020.

While property owners are encouraged to pay their taxes by July 2, the City has exte...

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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Coquitlam Reopens Playgrounds and Outdoor Sport Courts

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 2, 2020 – Coquitlam residents are urged to continue to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 as about 50 playgrounds and dozens of outdoor sport courts reopen across the city this week.

The reopening – which...

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City News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Construction of New Mundy Park Playground Begins Soon

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 1, 2020 – Work will begin this month on a major upgrade to Mundy Park’s playground.

Part of the City’s ongoing program to refresh aging park amenities, the Mundy Park playground will be upgraded with feat...

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City News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Virtual Seniors’ Week Kicks Off Today in Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 1, 2020 – Coquitlam has moved its Seniors’ Week festivities online for 2020, with a variety of activities celebrating residents aged 50 and up.

The City recognizes BC Seniors’ Week during the fir...

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City News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Playgrounds Set to Reopen Across the Tri-Cities

COQUITLAM, B.C. – May 28, 2020 – With warmer weather ahead, local children will have more options to play outdoors after playgrounds reopen in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody and village of Anmore.

Starting today the three citi...

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City News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Register June 1 for Modified Summer Camps and Programs

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 27, 2020 – Coquitlam will start taking registrations June 1 for outdoor day camps and outdoor fitness classes offered in July, with modifications to protect public health.

Taking place in parks and sports fields, the paid pro...

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City News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Photo Backdrops and Frames Help Grads Celebrate

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 26, 2020 – Coquitlam has put a fun twist on one typical graduation ritual – photos – to support the class of 2020.

As part of its CoquitlamSPIRIT program, the City has installed tall blue Grad 2020 photo b...

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City News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Coquitlam Puts In Motion Plans to Support Businesses

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 26, 2020 – Coquitlam is moving forward with a number of actions to help support businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Monday night, Council received an overview of the proposed COVID-19 Economic Development Res...

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City News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Video and Resources Encourage Residents to Go by Bike

 

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 25, 2020 – Coquitlam has launched a new video today showcasing its cycling routes and amenities to kick off Go by Bike Week.

Developed by staff, the 4.5-minute video is available at www.coquitlam.ca/cycling and soci...

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City News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

City Park Hosts Supporting Safe Trail and Park Use

COQUITLAM, B.C., Apr. 8, 2020 – Coquitlam’s Park Hosts are ramping up their monitoring of City parks and trails to ensure physical distancing rules are followed on the long weekend.

The City expanded its Park Hosts efforts last Saturday...

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City News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Message From the Mayor - May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

If there was ever a year we needed a nice spring, this is certainly it. The warm, sunny days we’ve been enjoying have allowed us to get outside more, providing some respite from the uncertainty and anxiety we’re feeling.

Fol...

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City News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Love Your Lawn Again with These Tips

COQUITLAM, BC, May 21, 2020 – We’re all spending more time in our yards these days, but are Chafer beetles or other lawn issues getting you down? Good lawn care practices throughout the year can help defend your lawn ...

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City News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Major Expansion to EV Charging Network in Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, BC, May 21, 2020 – Coquitlam is rolling out the biggest expansion yet of its electric vehicle charging network, with the support of federal funding.

Through Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, six ...

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City News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Coquitlam Asks Community: Do You Want to Have Your Say?

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 21, 2020 – Are you ready be consulted on issues other than the pandemic – and if so, how?

Coquitlam is now surveying the community to determine if the time is right to restart public consu...

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City News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - June 1

Coquitlam

Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. This meeting...

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City News
Posted on: August 15, 2020

Stage 1 Water Use Restrictions Now in Effect

COQUITLAM, BC, May 15, 2020 – Metro Vancouver’s regional Stage 1 water use restrictions went into effect May 1 and will continue until Oct. 15.

As we welcome warm weather allowing people to get outside and do some gardening, let us be m...

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City News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Online Awards Honour Those Supporting Tri-Cities Youth

May 15, 2020 – Youth Week 2020 wrapped up across the Tri-Cities on May 7 with an online awards event recognizing young people, adult mentors, businesses, organizations and youth groups making a difference in the lives of local ...

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City News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Coquitlam Offers Meal Delivery and Other Support to Seniors

COQUITLAM, B.C., Mar. 30, 2020 – Coquitlam is offering meal delivery, a friendly voice on the phone and other support to seniors during the COVID-19 health crisis.Staff from the City’s s 50+ facilities – Dogwood and Glen Pine...

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City News
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Enjoy the Outdoors Safely with CoquitlamSPIRIT

COQUITLAM, B.C., May. 14, 2020 – If thoughts of the long weekend ahead have you yearning for the outdoors, CoquitlamSPIRIT offers some ways to enjoy nature safely.

Launched in April, the City’s online toolkit for getting through the COV...

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City News
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Message From the Mayor - May 14, 2020

 

May 14, 2020

We’ve had some good news recently about how B.C. is flattening the curve, and many of us are excited about the prospect of getting back to some of our normal activities.

But as we approach the May long weekend, let&rsquo...

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City News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Unlimited Yard Trimmings Collection and Large Item Pickup Programs Resume

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 13, 2020 – Coquitlam’s seasonal unlimited yard trimmings collection and large item pickup programs will resume service effective May 19.

Residents who receive the City’s curbside collection servic...

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City News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

City Thanks Community for CoquitlamSPIRIT

COQUITLAM, B.C., May, 13, 2020 – A new video launched today expresses the City’s gratitude for how the community has pulled together and displayed their CoquitlamSPIRIT through acts of caring and community connections.

The vide...

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City News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

New Technology Solutions Improve Service Now, and Tomorrow

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 11, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has been a game-changer for technology in Coquitlam, as solutions for emerging needs are quickly becoming part of the way the City does business.

Technological innov...

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City News
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Paid Opportunities Offered for Coquitlam Canada Day Celebration

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 12, 2020 – Coquitlam is offering performers, businesses, artisans and non-profits a chance to get paid to participate in its first-ever online Canada Day celebration.

Planning has begun for dynamic but physically distant 2020...

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City News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Virtual Exhibit Celebrates International Nurses Day

COQUITLAM, BC, May 11, 2020 – In honour of International Nurses Day and the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, both on May 12, 2020, Coquitlam Archives’ current online exhibit shines a spotlight on the School ...

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City News
Posted on: August 8, 2020

Fee Changes and e-Signatures Support Economic Recovery

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 8, 2020 – Coquitlam is taking steps this week to help free up cash flow and reduce red tape to ensure construction and the related economic spinoffs continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Temporary changes to the City&rsq...

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City News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Coquitlam Reimagines its Summer Events and Celebrations

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 8, 2020 – Coquitlam has reimagined this year’s summertime civic events and festivals to allow the community to have fun, connect and celebrate safely.

Given the ongoing provincial ban on large gatherings to slow the...

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City News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Five Ideas for Those Seeking a Trail Less Travelled

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 8, 2020 – With warmer weather expected to draw more people outside this weekend, Coquitlam has compiled five options for people seeking a trail less travelled.

While the Provincial health authorities are planning for less res...

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City News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

New Portal and Survey Launched to Support Businesses

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 7, 2020 – Coquitlam launched an online portal and survey for its businesses today – the City’s latest effort to provide them with tools and support during the pandemic and beyond.

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City News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Message From the Mayor - May 7, 2020 - Mental Health Week

May 7, 2020

Many of you know that mental health is a topic that is near and dear to me. This week the whole country is talking about it during Mental Health Week May 4 to 10, and there’s no better time than now to be having that conversation.

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City News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Help Keep Parks and Trails Clean and Safe

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 5, 2020 – More people are escaping to Coquitlam’s outdoor spaces for a break during the pandemic, but not everyone is properly disposing of their litter.

The City is reminding the public to help keep Coquitlam&r...

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City News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Select Outdoor Amenities To Reopen Saturday

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 7, 2020 – Coquitlam will be reopening select outdoor amenities where physical distancing can be maintained, while keeping playgrounds and sport courts closed at this time.

As of Saturday, May 9, the locks will come off the Ci...

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City News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Open Letter from City Council to Our Community

May 6, 2020

Dear Coquitlam residents and businesses:

We would like to sincerely thank those in the community who continue to physically distance, support others or work on the front lines. You are making a difference in our collective recovery. 

The...

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City News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Coquitlam Offers Ideas to Celebrate Moms this Mother’s Day

COQUITLAM, BC, May 6, 2020 – Coquitlam is paying tribute to all moms this week as we approach one of the most unusual Mother’s Day celebrations in history. City staff have created a CoquitlamSPIRIT package of creative ways we can all s...

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City News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

$5-Million Plan Supports Community Now and in the Future

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 6, 2020 – Coquitlam is moving forward with a broad COVID-19 response plan that includes immediate relief for taxpayers and a funding allocation for a community recovery plan aimed at providing targeted and meaningful support...

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City News
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Get Prepared During Emergency Preparedness Week

COQUITLAM, BC, May 4, 2020 – If recent events have taught us anything, it’s that crises definitely test our preparedness, and it is with that lens that Coquitlam supports this year’s Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) from...

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City News
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Options Available as Recreation Facilities Remain Closed

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 4, 2020 – While Coquitlam recreation facilities remain closed throughout May, free online options are available to stay active, healthy and connected.

The City closed all recreation and community centres on Mar. 16 to protect...

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City News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Free Activities for All Ages as Coquitlam Pilots Online Classes

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 1, 2020 – Missing the social interaction from your favourite recreation program? Coquitlam is offering the next best thing to being there, with a new series of free live online registered programs running in May and June.

Reg...

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City News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Youth Week

April 29, 2020

This Friday, Coquitlam will kick off our annual celebration of BC Youth Week, which recognizes youth and the contributions they make to their communities. Like everything else in the age of COVID-19, this year’s event will be held ...

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City News
Posted on: April 28, 2020

What You Pour Down the Storm Drain Could be Deadly to Fish

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 28, 2020 – The recent death of fish in Coquitlam’s Hoy Creek serves as a reminder that dumping paint, oil and other chemicals down the storm drain can be deadly to local aquatic life.

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City News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Coquitlam Moves Up Facility Maintenance During Closures

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 27, 2020 – Coquitlam is making good use of the forced closure of City recreation facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City has fast-tracked the annual maintenance and cleaning work that would have closed down the Po...

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City News
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Message From the Mayor - April 23, 2020 - Volunteer Week

 

April 23, 2020

Dear Coquitlam residents,

It’s often said that if you want to feel better, help someone else. That’s a fitting sentiment this week as we celebrate the contributions of Coquitlam’s volunteers during Nati...

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City News
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Seek Out Hidden Gems for a Safe Outdoor Experience

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 23, 2020 – With more than 90 kilometres of trails and 3,400 acres of parks and green spaces, Coquitlam offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors safely and responsibly.

Based on advice from the Provincial Health ...

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City News
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Stay Healthy and Connected with CoquitlamSPIRIT

COQUITLAM, B.C., Apr. 22, 2020 – Coquitlam residents can discover healthy and fun things to do, get support and connect with their community in the new CoquitlamSPIRIT online space.

The City launched the first phase of CoquitlamSPIRIT today with ...

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City News
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Celebrate Earth Day with Simple, Planet-Friendly Activities

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 21, 2020 – With Earth Day approaching on April 22, the City of Coquitlam has rounded up some ideas to help residents plan their own celebration at home.

Earth Day Canada’s campaign for 2...

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City News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Still Time to Nominate a Coquitlam Environmental Champion

COQUITLAM, BC, April 20, 2020 – Coquitlam residents, students and organizations have until May 1 to submit nominations for the City’s 2020 Environmental Achievement Awards.

The City has already received more t...

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City News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Do Your Part to Help Keep Local Bears Safe

COQUITLAM, BC, April 17, 2020 – With bears out of hibernation and searching for food, Coquitlam is reminding residents to do their part to keep bears away.

Simple actions residents can take to keep bears safe and prevent human-wildlife c...

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City News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Message From the Mayor - April 16, 2020

April 16, 2020

Dear Coquitlam residents,

When I think about what will help us get through these difficult times, what comes to mind is care, compassion, connection and community. COVID-19 is testing all of us in new ways, but overcoming the challen...

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City News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Message From The Mayor - April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

Dear Coquitlam residents,

Some of you may be contemplating the upcoming long weekend with less excitement than usual. It can be very disappointing to have to cancel your plans to travel, or to get together with family and friends.

As well, with...

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City News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Open Letter to Our Community

April 9, 2020

Dear Coquitlam residents and businesses:

As we face the uncertain days ahead, you can rely on the City of Coquitlam to continue to do our part – by providing essential services, by protecting public health, by supporting our citizens...

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City News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Coquitlam Crunch Users Reminded to Maintain Distance

COQUITLAM, B.C., Apr. 3, 2020 – Last month the City introduced one-way traffic and other measures to protect public health along the Coquitlam Crunch trail, but may need to consider closing the trail or implementing other restrictions if users d...

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City News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Coquitlam Extends Program Cancellation, Looks to Summer

COQUITLAM, B.C., Apr. 3, 2020 – Coquitlam has cancelled all registered recreation programs until June 30 and delayed registration amid the COVID-19 health crisis, while providing online activities and continuing to plan for the summer.

The decisi...

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City News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Community Role Essential for COVID-19 Compliance

COQUITLAM, B.C., Apr. 3, 2020 – As Coquitlam continues to support provincial health orders to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City is urging the public to do its part as well.

While B.C. local governments are not permitted to enforce directives,...

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City News
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Message from The Mayor - April 2

Apr. 2, 2020

Dear Coquitlam residents,

This is a challenging time for businesses. Many are struggling, and some fear they won’t survive the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve always valued our businesses in Coquitlam, and today I’m calling...

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City News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Coquitlam Businesses Encouraged to Access Supports and Resources

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 1, 2020 – Coquitlam is encouraging businesses to take advantage of the supports and resources available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recognizing the importance of maintaining a strong local economy, the City is invi...

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City News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Coquitlam Fitness and Recreation Goes Virtual

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 31, 2020 – Missing your favourite drop-in fitness class or your child’s favourite after-school program? Take advantage of Coquitlam’s free online fitness and recreation resources.

The City is gr...

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City News
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Bear Sightings Prompt Reminder to Secure Attractants

COQUITLAM, B.C., Mar. 28, 2020 – Sightings of a black bear this week in Coquitlam are a reminder of the ongoing need to secure waste and other attractants – even during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

After learning ...

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City News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Modifications to Coquitlam Curbside Waste Collection

COQUITLAM, B.C., Mar. 27, 2020 – To protect the safety of crews, the City’s Large Item Pick-up and Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings programs have been temporarily suspended. The City’s bi-weekly garbage and weekly green cart...

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City News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Coquitlam Cancels Events in May, Assesses Others

COQUITLAM, B.C., Mar. 27, 2020 – Coquitlam has cancelled all May event bookings at City parks and facilities based on ongoing direction from B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer and the need to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

On March 16,...

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City News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Message from the Mayor

Dear Coquitlam residents,

Let me begin with heartfelt thanks to those who are doing their part during this health crisis -- the people avoiding crowds, the parents entertaining their kids at home, the stores enforcing social distancing, etc.  And ...

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City News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Coquitlam Closes Public Washrooms, Sport Fields, Sport Courts and Skateparks

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 22, 2020 – To help stop the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately, the City of Coquitlam will be closing all sport fields, sport courts and skateparks, including tennis courts and table games in parks. The City is also...

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City News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Coquitlam Cracks Down on Unauthorized Supply Sales

COQUITLAM, B.C., Mar. 25, 2020 – People trying to profit from unauthorized sales of medical and other essential supplies in Coquitlam could find themselves paying a $500 fine instead.

The City is cracking down on those who are cashing in on the C...

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City News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Coquitlam Planning & Development Services During COVID-19

COQUITLAM, BC, March 24, 2020 – While City Hall is closed to the public at this time, Coquitlam is still providing modified services to process development and building applications, issue permits, and conduct site inspections.

Contacting Plannin...

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City News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Recreation Program Registration Delayed to April 8-9

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 23, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the City will be delaying spring recreation program registration to April 8-9.

Spring program registration (for programs running March 28 to June) was scheduled for March 25 ...

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City News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Coquitlam Closes Dog Parks in Response to COVID-19

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 23, 2020 – In a further effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately, all of Coquitlam’s fenced off-leash dog parks will be closed.

While most members of the community are following the me...

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City News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

A Message From The Mayor - March 20, 2020

Dear Coquitlam residents,

Our lives have been turned upside-down by COVID-19. In addition to the serious physical health risks for some of our population, this global pandemic is significantly affecting our day-to-day lives, our relationships, our liveliho...

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City News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Coquitlam Will Not Enforce March 31 Utility Bill Deadline

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 20, 2020 – Coquitlam property owners struggling with the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic now have extra time to pay their 2020 Utility Bill.

Coquitlam Council recognizes the extraordinary circumstances created by...

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City News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Coquitlam Temporarily Closes City Playgrounds

Playgrounds in Coquitlam parks were temporarily closed today in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

The decision to temporarily close the City’s parks was made out of an abundance of caution, in response to public concerns that some play...

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City News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Coquitlam Closes All City Facilities to Public

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 18, 2020 – Following the Provincial government announcement of a province-wide state of emergency related to COVID-19, the City of Coquitlam will be closing all civic facilities to the public until further notice....

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City News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Coquitlam Closes Recreation Facilities, Cancels Events and Camps

COQUITLAM, BC, March 16, 2020 – Further to today’s direction from the Government of Canada and BC’s Provincial Health Officer, effective the end of the day on Monday, March 16, the City of Coquitlam will be closing most of it...

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City News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Refunds and Registration for City Programs

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 17, 2020 – Further to yesterday’s direction from the Government of Canada and BC’s Provincial Health Officer, the City of Coquitlam has closed most of its civic facilities to the public until f...

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City News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 – City of Coquitlam Update for Sunday, March 15, 2020

COQUITLAM, BC, March 15, 2020 – The City of Coquitlam is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and is following the direction and recommendations of the BC Provincial Health Officer and local health authority (Fraser Health).

As of S...

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City News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 – City of Coquitlam Update for Friday, March 13, 2020

COQUITLAM, BC, Mar. 13, 2020 – The City of Coquitlam continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely to ensure we continue to respond to emerging issues as they relate to City facilities, programs, services and events.

While the COVI...

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City News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Coquitlam Junior Fire Fighter Program Year Two

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 11, 2020 – Coquitlam Fire/Rescue, in partnership with School District No. 43, is continuing into the second year of their Junior Firefighter Program. Eleven local students from grades 11 and 12 will spend part of ...

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City News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Coquitlam Taking Proactive Measures to Support Public Safety

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 10, 2020 – We know that members of our community may have concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and the City will be providing updates, as required, on the impacts to Coquitlam programs, services and facilities.

Mu...

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City News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Plans for Town Centre Park and Lake Loop Trail

COQUITLAM, BC, Mar. 10, 2020  Coquitlam is planning a major upgrade to the much-loved Lafarge Lake loop trail at Town Centre Park, including a wharf and public access to the lake’s island for the first time.

Council g...

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City News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Coquitlam City Hall Elevator and Roof Replacement

COQUITLAM, BC, March 9, 2020 – Coquitlam City Hall’s main public elevator is getting replaced with work scheduled to begin March 11 and an estimated completion date of mid-May. 

Additionally, Phase Two of the City Hall...

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City News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Mark Your Calendars – Coquitlam Town Hall Thursday, April 2

COQUITLAM, BC, March 4, 2020 – Coquitlam residents, business owners, students and others who are interested in our community are invited to participate in the City’s Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 2 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Co...

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City News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

SignMeUp – New Online Registration System Launches Today

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 4, 2020 – The City of Coquitlam is making it easier to register for recreation programs and services with the launch of our new online recreation system.

New System FeaturesThe new system – which is suppo...

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City News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Nominate Environmental Champions in Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, BC, March 3, 2020 – The City of Coquitlam is inviting nominations for its 2020 Environmental Achievement Awards to recognize volunteers and environmental stewards who work to promote, preserve and enhance Coquitlam’...

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City News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Technology Continues to Improve City Services

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 3, 2020  Technology is increasingly putting City services at the fingertips of Coquitlam residents, and more improvements are on the way.  

Council received a progress report Monday on the 2018-2...

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City News
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Submit Spirit of Coquitlam Grant Applications by March 31

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 28, 2020 – Non-profit community organizations have until March 31 to apply for funding through the City’s Spirit Grant program.

The City awards Spirit of Coquitlam Grants twice a year to help local organizations ho...

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City News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Food Vendors Sought for Popular Coquitlam Events

COQUITLAM, BC, Feb. 26, 2020 – Are you a local food vendor looking for summer event opportunities? Coquitlam is now accepting applications for food vendors wishing to provide services at the City’s most popular events and reac...

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City News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

City Centre Aquatic Complex Expanding with Renovation

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 26, 2020 – Coquitlam is moving forward with plans to expand the City Centre Aquatic Complex, with a proposed renovation project now moving into the design phase.

The expansion will feature 841 square metres (9,055 s...

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City News
Posted on: February 25, 2020

$140 Million in Parks and Facilities Upgrades Under Way

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 25, 2020  Coquitlam’s ambitious 2020 capital program will see about $140 million in parks and facilities upgrades initiated this year, from new trailside washrooms to multi-year YMCA and Place M...

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City News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - Feb. 24

Coquitlam

Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. This meeting...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

2020 Utility Payments are Due

COQUITLAM, BC, Feb. 24, 2020 – Coquitlam households will be receiving their 2020 utility notices this week and payment is due Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Utility bills are issued each year at the end of February and cover ...

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City News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Coquitlam Recognized as a Top Employer for Third Year

COQUITLAM, BC, Feb. 19, 2020  The City of Coquitlam has been named a Top Employer in B.C. for the third year in a row.

In the annual competition led by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, the ...

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City News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

New Online Registration System for Parks, Recreation & Culture Programs

COQUITLAM, BC, Feb. 12, 2020 – The City of Coquitlam is making it easier to register for recreation programs with the launch of a new registration system coming this March. 

New System Features

  • Simplified sign in — login with an...
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City News
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Future Oakdale Land Use Goes to Public Hearing Feb. 24

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 11, 2020 – A public hearing on Feb. 24 will provide a final chance to comment on how Burquitlam’s Oakdale neighbourhood will develop over the next 25 years.

Last week, Council gave first ...

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City News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Citizen Satisfaction on the Rise: Coquitlam Survey

COQUITLAM, BC, Feb. 4, 2020  Citizen satisfaction with Coquitlam’s services is on the rise while transportation, housing and growth continue to be top community issues, according to a new City survey. 

Coquit...

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City News
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Celebrate Family Day in Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, BC, Feb. 3, 2020 – Looking to spend quality time with your family over the long weekend? Coquitlam is serving up family fun all over the City.

Family Day drop-in activities include skating, swimming, fitness and so much more! There is ...

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City News
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Westwood Plateau Parking Restrictions Activated for Tuesday, Feb. 4

COQUITLAM, BC, Feb. 3, 2020 – Due to the latest forecast of a significant snow event for Tuesday, Feb. 4, the City of Coquitlam is activating the Westwood Plateau Parking restrictions.Effective 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 there are no vehicles per...

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City News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Tall Mass Timber Buildings Could Be Coming to Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 30, 2020 – Coquitlam is applying to be one of B.C.’s early adopters of tall mass timber construction in the hopes of providing more options for the type of construction permitted in the City, leading to an increas...

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City News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Heavy Rain in the Forecast

COQUITLAM, BC, Jan. 30, 2020 – The weather forecast, which includes high winds and anticipated rainfall over the next few days, has prompted a High Streamflow Advisory by the River Forecast Centre. 

The City of Coquitlam is encouraging t...

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City News
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Volunteer Guest Speaking Opportunities Available in Coquitlam Recreation Facilities

COQUITLAM, BC, Jan. 29, 2020 – Coquitlam is seeking community partners to engage seniors on a variety of topics in recreation centres this fall.

The City is looking for professionals from educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations and...

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City News
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Have Your Say on Coquitlam Seniors Strategy

COQUITLAM, BC, September 27, 2017 – Coquitlam residents now have their final chance to comment on a strategy that will shape the City’s parks, recreation and culture services for those 50+ for the next 15 years.An online surve...

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City News
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Coquitlam Named a Finalist in B.C. Open for Business Awards

COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 22, 2020 – Coquitlam has been named a finalist in the province-wide Open for Business Awards, recognizing the successes of the City’s innovative Business LinQ service.

Small Business BC’s annual Open for ...

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City News
Posted on: January 19, 2020

Coquitlam Snow Response and Service Updates

Coquitlam

Update – 2020-01-18 – 11:45 a.m.

Snow Removal & Road Conditions

The forecast for overnight snowfall did not occur and our Public Works crews dealt with minor accumulations on roads and areas of concern. As of early this morning, all of our major routes ...

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City News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Task Force Produces Comprehensive Report on 3030 Gordon Shelter

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 2, 2018 – A new report tabled by the 3030 Gordon Emergency Shelter Task Force provides a comprehensive look at the community impacts of the shelter, as well as a strategic action plan. 

About the 3030 Gordon Summary Re...

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City News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - Jan. 27

Coquitlam

Notice is hereby given that the City of Coquitlam will be holding a Public Hearing to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the proposed bylaws as noted on the Public Hearing page. This meeting...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Artificial Turf Field To Be Constructed with Support from Wesbild

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 14, 2020 – A partnership between the City of Coquitlam, School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) and Wesbild Holdings has secured funding for a lit artificial turf field and other amenities at the new middle/secondary sch...

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City News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Be Prepared for Snow

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, BC, Jan. 8, 2020 – Metro Vancouver is expecting a cooling trend with potential snow flurries in the next few days and snowfall this coming weekend. Coquitlam residents are reminded to make sure they are prepared and ‘winter wise.’

City ...

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City News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

New Change Rooms for Arena 3 at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, BC, Jan. 8, 2020 – New player and referee change rooms will be added to Arena 3 at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex (PSLC) in 2020, with the purpose of improving function and user experiences.

Work is set to begin at the end of January on the...

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City News
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Older Adults Can Get Active with Free Recreation Program

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, BC, Jan. 7, 2020 – Coquitlam is excited to be continuing a partnership with BC Recreation & Parks Association (BCRPA) to bring you the free program Choose to Move. The program aims to help those 65 years and older become more active, especi...

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City News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Help Shape the Future of Coquitlam’s Robinson Memorial Park Cemetery

Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, BC, June 25, 2018 – Coquitlam residents are invited to help the City shape the future of Robinson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Through July, the City will be conducting a survey on future service delivery at the Cemetery.  Full details inclu...

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