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Posted on: May 24, 2022

2022 Property Tax Notices in the Mail

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COQUITLAM, B.C., May 24, 2022 – Property Tax Notices are being mailed out to Coquitlam homes and businesses this week.

Funding close to half of Coquitlam’s total budget, tax revenue pays for essential services such as police protection, fire/rescue respons...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

More than $38,000 Granted to Coquitlam Not-for-Profit Organizations

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COQUITLAM, B.C., May 24, 2022  Coquitlam is awarding $38,750 to not-for-profit organizations through the Revenue Recovery Grant. 

Last week, the City approved Revenue Recovery Grants for eight groups. The goal of this grant was ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Get Ready to Splash Outdoors in Coquitlam

Child at spray pad

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 20, 2022 – Summer is just around the corner and Coquitlam has been preparing its outdoor pools and spray parks for the return of warm sunny days.

The City will open its spray pads May 21 followed by its outdoor pools in June. Based on ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Plateau Boulevard from Pinetree Way and Yellowcedar Place Road Repaving - May 24 to June 3

Traffic Bulletin: Plateau Boulevard between Pinetree Way and Yellowcedar Place

What: Road Repaving Work

Where: Plateau Boulevard between Pinetree Way and Yellowcedar Place

When: Tuesday, May 24  to Friday, June 3 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weather depen...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Hop on Your Wheels and Go by Bike in Coquitlam

Tri Cities Bike Route Map

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 19, 2022 – The City of Coquitlam is celebrating Go by Bike Week May 30 to June 5 with public events to help build awareness around Coquitlam’s cycling infrastructure and services. 

Consider swapping four wheels for two for you...

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City News
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, May 30, 2022

NewsFlash Notice of Public Hearing

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: May 18, 2022

Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex to Undergo Annual Maintenance

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COQUITLAM, B.C., May 18, 2022 – Coquitlam’s Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (PSLC) at 633 Poirier St. will undergo its annual maintenance closure from Tuesday, May 31 to Sunday, June 26, reopening Monday, J...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Building the Future Place Maillardville Community Centre Together

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COQUITLAM, B.C., May 17, 2022 – Coquitlam is inviting the community to help establish the future programming and feel of the new Place Maillardville Community Centre (PMCC) through workshop opportunities.

The new 2,000-square-metre (22,000-square...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Local and Regional Efforts Support Coquitlam Wildfire Preparations

Wildfire resiliency plan

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 17, 2022 – While the risk of fires in Coquitlam’s forests heightens with warmer and dryer weather, wildfire preparation has become a year-round activity for the City.

Over the past several months, Coquitlam has been...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

New Community Uses Imagined for Coquitlam’s Innovation Centre in Town Centre Park

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COQUITLAM, B.C., May 17, 2022 – A new community centre is coming to Coquitlam’s City Centre with a proposed renovation of the Innovation Centre in Town Centre Park.

The Innovation Centre (1207 Pinetree Way) is...

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City News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Proposed Changes Moving Forward for Southwest Housing Pockets

A neighbourhood in Southwest Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 17, 2022 – Three neighbourhood pockets in Southwest Coquitlam are one step closer to more housing options.

Yesterday Council gave first reading to a series of Citywide Official Community Plan and bylaw amendments that conside...

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City News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Op-Ed: Protecting Stoney Creek Water Quality

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Protection of Stoney Creek, a fish-bearing stream that traverses Coquitlam, Port Moody and Burnaby, has been the focus of a recent letter-writing campaign directed at the City of Coquitlam and Metro Vancouver.

As a City, we value input from our residents &...

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City News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

For Phyllis, fitness is TREASURE!

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For Phyllis, fitness is TREASURE! This is her story…

 “Since I was young, I had always enjoyed sports such as badminton, jumping rope, swimming and hiking. As I got older, work and family obligations got in the way and I event...

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Fitness Stories
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Register for General Recreation and Fitness Programs May 18

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COQUITLAM, B.C., May 12, 2022 – Registration for Coquitlam’s Summer 2022 general recreation and fitness programs begins May 18 at 8:30 a.m. Registration for summer swimming and skating programs opened on April 27.

Registration Dates 

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Northeast Sector Wildfire Preparedness Assessment Program Extended

FireSmart Home Assessment

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 11, 2022 – Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra residents living in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) can get a free FireSmart™ home assessment conducted by a local FireSmart Representative. 

In ...

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City News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Coquitlam Issues Call for Tech-based Environmental Innovations

Pinetree Way

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 9, 2022 – Coquitlam is looking to partner with innovative problem-solvers to develop novel technology-based solutions to local environmental challenges.

From May 9 to July 31, the City is issuing an open call for local techno...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Last Week of Extra Yard Trimmings Collection for Spring

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COQUITLAM, B.C., May 6, 2022 – Next week is the last week to take advantage of the City’s Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings program that helps with the collection of extra yard waste material.

Until Friday, May 13, Coq...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Coquitlam Seeks Corporate Partners for Summer Events and Programs

News Flash - Corporate Parnerships for Summer Events

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 3, 2022 – Coquitlam’s Corporate Partners program is offering local businesses and organizations the opportunity to align with popular summer events and programs. 

About the Corporate Partners Program

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Coquitlam Moving Forward with Development Cost Charges Update

Staff looking at plans

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 3, 2022 – Coquitlam is moving forward with updates to its Development Cost Charges (DCCs) to ensure development continues to pay towards the cost of new roads, utilities, parks and other growth-related infrastructure.

The proposed chan...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Coquitlam Makes Progress on Climate Change Priorities

A small child bends forward to look closely at a salamander on a mossy log.

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 3, 2022 – Coquitlam has made significant headway in the first year of implementing its new plan to address climate change in the community.

Adopted in late 2020, the City’s Climate Adaptation Strategic Plan (CASP) e...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Coquitlam Seeks Input for Economic Development Strategy

Small Business Open

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 2, 2022 – Coquitlam is developing an Economic Development Strategy (EDS) and is seeking public input to inform the vision for a local economy that works for everyone.  

The new EDS will support Coquitlam’s efforts to build a r...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Free Garden Compost Available for Coquitlam Residents May 7

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COQUITLAM, B.C., April 27, 2022 – Coquitlam residents can get a jump start on their spring planting on May 7 with a free bag of compost and a discounted composter from the City.

To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week May 1 to 7, the Ci...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Fun in Store for Coquitlam’s 2022 Youth Week

News Flash - Youth Week 2022

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 25, 2022 – Coquitlam youth can sign up now for more than 18 free in-person activities taking place during Youth Week May 1 to 7.

The City has planned a full week of pre-registered and drop-in activities at recreation facili...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

For Colette, fitness is HAPPINESS!

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For Colette, fitness is HAPPINESS! This is her story…

 "I have been enjoying many classes offered by the City of Coquitlam for close to 10 years: Zumba and Zumba Gold, Fit 360, Low Impact, Pound, and Latin Dance just to name a few....

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Fitness Stories
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Dewdney Trunk Road Rehab - St. John's Street to Pier Drive

The City's contractor, Mainland Construction ULC dba Winvan Paving, will be repaving  Dewdney Trunk Road from St. John's Street to Pier Drive.  

Construction is scheduled to begin April 25 and will be ongoing for two months, depending on ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Sign Up for Spring and Summer Recreation Programs

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COQUITLAM, B.C., April 21, 2022 – Coquitlam residents looking for indoor or outdoor recreation opportunities will have plenty of choices this spring and summer.

Spots are still available in a variety of registered programs this spring; summer pro...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Celebrate Earth Day by Nominating an Environmental Champion

News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 21, 2022 – The celebration of Earth Day, Friday, April 22, is a great opportunity to take action for the environment by nominating an environmental champion. Coquitlam residents, students and organizations...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Stage 1 Water Use Restrictions in Effect May 1

Lawn watering restrictions sprinkler

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 20, 2022 – Metro Vancouver’s revised regional Stage 1 water use restrictions go into effect Sunday, May 1. Residential and business owners will notice changes from past years.

One Day of Watering...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Town Centre Park and Coquitlam Crunch Parking Availability Now Online

Digital Parking Sign at Town Centre Park

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 20, 2022 – Visitors to the Coquitlam Crunch and Town Centre Park can now plan ahead for parking at two of Coquitlam’s most popular destinations. The new Find Parking webpage uses real-time data from digital parking counters ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Sign Up for the CleanBC Better Homes Rebate Program

Electric Heat Pump

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 14, 2022 – Want to reduce your environmental footprint and save money at the same time? The Tri-Cities invites you to learn more about the CleanBC Better Homes Heat Pump Rebate Program. 

The Cities of Coquitlam, Por...

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City News
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, April 25, 2022

NewsFlash Notice of Public Hearing

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: April 11, 2022

Updated Development Processes Bring Efficiency, Flexibility

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COQUITLAM, B.C., April 11, 2022 – Coquitlam is making rapid progress on its latest efforts to cut red tape and improve efficiency for housing and other construction applications.

The City’s Planning and Development staff recently update...

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City News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Coquitlam Installs Monitoring Well for Town Centre Park Irrigation

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COQUITLAM, B.C., April 8, 2022 – Coquitlam plans to install a monitoring well at Town Centre Park April 11 to 13. 

Part of Coquitlam’s Enhanced Water Conservation Strategy, the project involves drilling and installing a monitor...

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City News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

For Heidi, fitness is DANCING!

Fitness Is - Individual Photos - Heidi - News Flash

For Heidi, fitness is DANCING! This is her story…

 “I have been dancing for many years and started participating in Zumba classes 4 years ago. I thought it might be too much for me at my age, but then I saw two more senior friends of mine doing it...

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Fitness Stories
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Coquitlam Removes Vaccination Requirements Following PHO Update

COVID-19 Update - News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 7, 2022 – Coquitlam will be removing proof of vaccination requirements from all programs and recreation activities as the relevant Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders expire as of Friday, April 8, 2022. 

Over th...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Bears are Waking Up in Coquitlam – Don’t Provide Their Next Meal

Black bear licking a bird feeder

 COQUITLAM, B.C., April 6, 2022 – Bears are waking up from winter denning and looking for an easy meal – including garbage, birdseed and other unnatural food sources on Coquitlam properties.

In designated Bear Smart communities...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Coquitlam Invests in 2022 Parks Enhancements

Mundy Planting

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 6, 2022 – More parks enhancements are on the way this year at Coquitlam parks, thanks to a $250,000 City investment that includes portable furniture and equipment, youth summer jobs, winter lighting and a community tree pl...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Road and Utility Investments Support Safety, Economy

King Albert Greenway

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 5, 2022 – More paving, updated streetscapes, an improved water system and other upgrades are in the works this year as Coquitlam continues to invest in core transportation and utility infrastructure.

Transportation and util...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Coquitlam Recognizes Former Councillor Terry O’Neill

Councillor Recognition Event Terry O'Neill

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 5, 2022 – Coquitlam recognized long-time volunteer and former City Councillor Terry O’Neill last night for his contributions to the community.

O’Neill, who served on City Council for two terms from 2011 to 2018, was honoured at last ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Join in the Tri-City Nature Challenge

Young girl is leaning down to smell a patch of blooming yellow daffodils

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 4, 2022  Guided walks, hatchery visits, children’s activities and more are in store for nature lovers across the Tri-Cities in April and early May.

The Cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Bob - Meal Delivery

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When I make a meal delivery to a senior in our community, I have a feeling of bringing something good to someone's morning or someone's day. The best reward is to see a smile on their face when I arrive and when I leave.  No matter how old you ar...

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Why I Volunteer stories
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Extra Yard Trimmings Collection for Spring

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COQUITLAM, B.C., March 30, 2022 – As Coquitlam residents start working on spring yard clean-ups, the City’s Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings program can help with the collection of extra yard waste material.

Starting Monday, April 4 un...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Karen - Little Library Program

Lady and child looking at books in a Little Library.

I love having the opportunity to brighten someone's day.  Whether it be a senior looking to relax on a park bench and read a magazine, or a child who is looking forward to reading a new book at home after the playground.  I enjoy the sen...

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Why I Volunteer stories
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Pedro - Adopt-a-Trail, Adopt-A-Catch Basin, Inspiration Garden

Man raking gravel at Inspiration Garden

I started volunteering at Inspiration Garden in summer 2021. I mainly did some simple gardening and I often helped raking the paths within the garden to keep the place nice for visitors. I did not like it at first as it was always hot and humid because of...

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Why I Volunteer stories
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Thomas - Adopt-A-Trail

Boys cleaning trash on trails.

I love Coquitlam's Harper Park, so I volunteer in the Park Spark Program, which is a cool program that allows me to take care of the trail and keep it clean. I love to walk with my dog and my family on the trails in Harper Park and take care of them, beca...

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Why I Volunteer stories
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Tim - Recreation/Special Events Volunteer

Tim - RecreationSpecial Events - Volunteer

As a City volunteer, I get to do many different roles and get to work with many different staff and volunteers! The best part is, it's like a reunion as you get see people you haven’t seen in a while.  I love volunteering because I am able to hav...

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Why I Volunteer stories
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Youth Council

Youth Council

A highlight for many Coquitlam Youth Council members is the ability to give back to the community!

Why I Volunteer stories
Posted on: March 29, 2022

2022 Utility Payments are Due March 31

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COQUITLAM, B.C., March 29, 2021 – Utility bills were issued at the end of February and cover the costs for utilities that residents use in their homes every day, such as water service, sewer service, garbage and green waste collection. ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Changes to Lawn Watering Rules in Coquitlam

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COQUITLAM, B.C., March 29, 2022 – The City of Coquitlam intends to adopt Metro Vancouver’s revised regional watering restrictions starting on May 1, and residential and business owners will notice changes from past years.

The new water ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

River Heights Area - Road Repaving

The City's contractor, Jack Cewe Construction Ltd., is scheduled repave a number of streets in the River Heights Area.  The following streets are scheduled to be repaved: Clearwater Way from Mara Drive to Mara Drive, Mara Drive from Clearwater Wa...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Grants Available this Spring for Coquitlam Neighbourhood Projects

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COQUITLAM, BC, March 18, 2022  Do you have an idea for a low-cost project that will help make Coquitlam safer, stronger or more connected?

Applications for Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) between $50 and $500 will be accepted at&nb...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Turn Out the Lights for Earth Hour March 26

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COQUITLAM, B.C., March 17, 2022 – Planning to join in Earth Hour on March 26? The City of Coquitlam has some ideas to make this year’s experience fun and memorable.  

The City is encouraging residents to turn ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, March 28, 2022

NewsFlash Notice of Public Hearing

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: March 14, 2022

Land-Use Changes Proposed for Partington Creek Neighbourhood

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COQUITLAM, B.C., March 14, 2022 – As Coquitlam moves forward with plans around the future Burke Mountain Village, the public is invited to learn more and ask questions about proposed land-use changes.

The City of Coquitlam’s Ci...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Nominate Environmental Champions in Coquitlam

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COQUITLAM, B.C., March 14, 2022 – The City of Coquitlam is inviting nominations for its 2022 Environmental Achievement Awards to recognize volunteers, educators, youth, children or organizations who lead environmental sustainability ini...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Plateau Boulevard - Road Repaving and Concrete Curb Extensions

The City's contractor, Jack Cewe Construction Ltd, is scheduled to repave Plateau Boulevard from Robson Drive to Pinetree Way.  

As a part of the project, permanent concrete curb extensions (bulges) will be installed along Plateau Boulevard at the...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Cape Horn Avenue and Fresno Place Water Main Project

The City's contractor, Sandpiper Contracting LLP., is scheduled to install a new water main at  two locations: Fresno Place from Harbour Drive to the north end, and Cape Horn Avenue from San Antonio Place to San Juan Place. 

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Coquitlam Removes Mask Mandate Following PHO Update

COVID-19 - Update

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 11, 2022 – Following the Provincial Health Officer’s (PHO) repeal of the Face Coverings Order, effective immediately the City of Coquitlam will no longer require visitors to wear masks ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Organizations Can Apply for Two Coquitlam Grants Until April 11

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COQUITLAM, B.C., March 11, 2022 – Starting next Monday, Coquitlam organizations will have two opportunities to apply for much-needed financial support from the City.

Coquitlam is accepting applications March 14 to April 11 through links at www.co...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Large New Regional Depot Adds to Coquitlam Recycling Options

United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 8, 2022 – Coquitlam residents wanting to up their recycling game will want to check out the expansive new regional depot opening next week on United Boulevard. 

Metro Vancouver’s new United Boulevard Recy...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Youth Try Out Firefighting During Spring Break

Junior Firefighters

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 9, 2022 – A dozen Grade 11 and 12 students are finding out what it takes to be a firefighter this spring break in Coquitlam.

The group is taking part in Coquitlam’s fourth-annual Junior Firefighter Progra...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Coquitlam Preparing for New Place Maillardville Community Centre

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COQUITLAM, B.C., March 8, 2022 – As we approach the opening of the new Place Maillardville Community Centre, the City of Coquitlam is honouring the facility’s past while looking ahead to future offerings.

Once complete in fall 2022, the...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Brunette Avenue at Cayer Street Intersection Improvements

The City awarded a contract to Wood Projects Ltd. to complete improvements at the intersection of Brunette Avenue and Cayer Street.  Construction is expected to begin in March and will take approximately six weeks (weather dependent). Constructio...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Mason Park - Frontage Works Improvement Project

The City awarded a contract to Wood Projects Ltd. to complete improvements along the street adjacent to the future Mason Park.  Construction is expected to begin in March and will take approximately two months (weather dependent). Construction cr...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Coquitlam Fast-tracks Sewer Upgrades

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COQUITLAM, B.C., March 1, 2022 – Coquitlam is accelerating priority sewer projects in early 2022, including more upgrades to the City’s portion of the sewer system in Burquitlam.

Coquitlam Council recently advanced funding for sewer upgrades on North Road ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Coquitlam Housing Strategy Delivering New Rental Homes

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COQUITLAM, B.C., March 1, 2022 – Hundreds of new rental homes became available in Coquitlam last year and thousands more are on the way through the City’s Housing Affordability Strategy (HAS). 

Since its adoption in 2015, the innovative strategy t...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Coquitlam Plans for New Pickleball and Tennis Amenities

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Mar. 1, 2022 – More pickleball and tennis amenities will be coming to Coquitlam over the next few years to meet rising demand.

The improvements stem from the City’s 2017-2037 Tennis and Pickleball Services and Facilities Strategy, as well ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

New Housing Needs Report Provides Insights for Future Planning

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COQUITLAM, B.C., March 1, 2022 – Coquitlam’s new draft Housing Needs Report is providing critical data for future community planning while confirming that the City’s efforts to encourage rental housing are on the right track....

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Secure Attractants and Help Keep Bears Safe

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 28, 2022 – Coquitlam is asking residents and businesses to make sure their property isn’t a source of food for bears.

Bears den for the winter unless they can seek out easy and plentiful food sources. They may also become temporarily ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Register for General Recreation and Fitness Programs March 2

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 24, 2022 – Registration for Coquitlam’s Spring 2022 general recreation and fitness programs begins on March 2 at 8:30 a.m. Registration for spring swimming and skating programs is already open.

Registration Dates

  • General recre...
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Posted on: February 23, 2022

2022 Utility Payments are Due March 31

Paying Taxes

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 24, 2022 – Coquitlam households will be receiving their 2022 utility bill next week and payment is due Thursday, March 31, 2022.

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

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Development Cost Charges Updated to Help Fund Future Growth

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 23, 2022 – Coquitlam is updating its Development Cost Charges (DCCs) this year to ensure development continues to pay towards the cost of new roads, utilities, parks and other growth-related infrastructure.

The City...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Coquitlam Lifts Capacity Limits Following Health Order Update

COVID-19 - Update

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 18, 2022 – Following the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) update on Gatherings and Events, the City of Coquitlam is taking steps to return some City programming, including recreation and events, to full capacity.&am...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Get a Free FireSmart™ Assessment Booked Before March 17

Wildfire resiliency plan

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 17, 2022 – Coquitlam residents living in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) area of northeast Coquitlam have until Thursday, March 17 to get a free FireSmart home assessment conducted by a local FireSmart Representative.

Important Dea...

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City News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, February 28, 2022

NewsFlash Notice of Public Hearing

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: February 15, 2022

Coquitlam Honours Sandy Burpee with Freedom of the City

Sandy Burpee Freedom of the City

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 15, 2022 – Coquitlam Council honoured tireless community volunteer, Sandy Burpee, with Coquitlam’s Freedom of the City honour at last evening’s Council meeting. 

Coquitlam reserves its highest ho...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Celebrate Family Day Safely in Coquitlam

Family Skating

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 10, 2022 – It’s easy to create special memories with your family over the long weekend as our recreation and parks teams have a variety of activities to keep us active, entertained—and safe—whi...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Coquitlam Utility Bill Now Includes Sewer User Fees

Paying Taxes

COQUITLAM, BC, Feb. 10, 2022 – Starting this year, Coquitlam property owners can expect to see City sewer fees included in their annual utility bills delivered in early March.

To bring more fairness and clarity to its sewer bill...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

For Justin, fitness is LIFE!

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For Justin, fitness is LIFE! This is his story…

 “My fitness journey began in 2007 when I herniated the L5S1 disc in my spine, in a work place accident, that required surgery and the removal of 95% of the disc.

Post-surgery I w...

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Fitness Stories
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Refined Land-use Concepts Considered for Burquitlam-Lougheed Area

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 9, 2022 – Following extensive public consultation, Coquitlam will consider Official Community Plan (OCP) designations in order to bring more housing options and amenities to the Burquitlam-Lougheed area in early 2022.

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

Coquitlam Limits Unnecessary Vehicle Idling to Three Minutes

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 8, 2022 – Better air quality and reduced greenhouse gases (GHGs) are the key goals of a new Coquitlam bylaw banning unnecessary vehicle idling.

Now in effect, anti-idling regulations in Coquitlam’s Street and Traff...

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City News
Posted on: January 31, 2022

New Garden Walk Among Improvements Coming for Lafarge Lake Loop Trail

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 31, 2022 – Construction is set to begin in early February on two sections of the Lafarge Lake Loop Trail in Town Centre Park. Guided by the Town Centre Park Master Plan, a Garden Walk on the east side and an Urban Walk on th...

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City News
Posted on: January 27, 2022

For Susan, fitness is PILATES!

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For Susan, fitness is PILATES! This is her story…

“I first tried Pilates a number of years ago. I was working full time, raising two daughters, and life was pretty hectic. I was having difficulty finding time to keep fit and wasn&r...

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Fitness Stories
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Register for Spring Swimming and Skating Lessons Wednesday, Feb. 2

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 27, 2022 – Spring 2022 recreation program registration is coming up with two dates to watch for—one for skating and swimming and one for general recreation and fitness.

Spring 2022 Registration Dates

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, February 7, 2022

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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 21, 2022

Fitness Centres Reopen and Group Fitness Activities Return to Coquitlam

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 21, 2022  Weight rooms at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex and City Centre Aquatic Complex are slowing reopening after an announcement from the Provincial Health Officer on Tuesday. 

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

For Pam, fitness is ESSENTIAL!

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FIT HAPPENS! 
This long-time City of Coquitlam group fitness instructor is on a mission to share her positive message and encourage everyone to keep active. 
For Pam, fitness is ESSENTIAL. This is her message...
“Moving our bodies...
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Fitness Stories
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Coquitlam Approves Environmental Sustainability Plan

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 18, 2022 – Coquitlam has approved an Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP) that will guide decisions and ensure the long-term resiliency and sustainability of the community. 

Given the extreme weather events in re...

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City News
Posted on: January 18, 2022

More Archival Records Available Online after a Busy 2021

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 18, 2022 – The past met the present at the City of Coquitlam Archives in 2021, as the continuing pandemic led to more history being accessed online.

The past year saw a significant increase in traffic on the Quest o...

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City News
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Coquitlam Animal Shelter Becomes a Regional Service

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 17, 2022 – Coquitlam will soon be home to the official animal shelter for the Tri-Cities.

Coquitlam Animal Shelter will begin providing adoption, stray impound and other related animal care services to the City of Port Coquitlam on Fe...

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City News
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Addressing Community Concerns around the Austin Works Yard Renewal Project

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 12, 2022 – As work gets underway in support of the Austin Works Yard Renewal Project, it’s important to the City of Coquitlam to address some of the community concerns around this project.

The Austin Works Yard Ren...

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City News
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Be Prepared: Heavy Rain in the Forecast

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 11, 2022 – Coquitlam residents are encouraged to be prepared as a storm system is forecast to arrive Tuesday afternoon and continuing overnight bringing moderate to heavy rain to our area.

The forecast calls for mild tempera...

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City News
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Coquitlam’s Poirier Forum Vaccination Clinic to Reopen

Fraser Health Vaccination Clinic

COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 11, 2022 – The City of Coquitlam is proud to continue to support COVID-19 immunization in British Columbia, as Fraser Health will once again be using the Poirier Forum as a mass vaccination facility in our region.&...

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City News
Posted on: January 6, 2022

For Janis, finess is EMPOWERING!

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For Janis, fitness is EMPOWERING! This is her story…

"For many years, I have lived an active life, primarily by walking (well over 10k steps every day), gardening, cycling, snowshoeing, yoga, Pilates, etc. Recently, however, I decided to heed the advi...

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Fitness Stories
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Discount Period for Dog Licence Renewals Ends Feb. 1

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 5, 2022 – Dog owners in the City of Coquitlam are reminded that 2021 dog licences expired on Dec. 31 and the discount period to renew is underway. 

A dog licence is a valuable tool to help...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Thin Ice Safety Alert

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 29, 2021 – Coquitlam park users are asked to stay off of local lakes and ponds as the ice is too thin and there is a severe safety risk. 

Despite current weather conditions and the fact that the lakes appear frozen,...

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

Tree Chipping Events in Coquitlam

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 23, 2021 – Help reduce waste this holiday season by disposing of your natural Christmas tree at a community tree-chipping event. Chipping is by donation to support the community groups that organize the events.

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City News
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Coquitlam Facility Service Hours for December 2021

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 22, 2021 – Many of Coquitlam’s recreation and civic facilities have special operating hours or closures over the holiday season.

Please note the City has temporarily suspended group fitness and weight room recreati...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Coquitlam Follows Updated Provincial Restrictions

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 22, 2021 – The City of Coquitlam will be temporarily suspending group fitness and weight room recreation in City facilities following the announcement of new provincial restrictions on Tuesday.&am...

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City News
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Winter Weather in Coquitlam’s Extended Forecast

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 22, 2021 – Now is the time to get winter wise in Coquitlam as we prepare for an extended period of cold, sub-zero weather through the next couple of weeks. 

Coquitlam crews will continue working 24/7 to manage poten...

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City News
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Be Prepared for Snow

Public works crews prepare for freezing temperatures

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 17, 2021 – With snow in the forecast, now is the time to make sure you are prepared and ‘winter wise.’

Coquitlam crews have begun their winter response and will be working 24/7 with Public Works managemen...

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City News
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Cities Agree on Alignment For Future Fremont Connector

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dec. 16, 2021 – Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam have achieved key milestones in the planning of the Fremont Connector – including, notably, completion of the preliminary design and alignment.

The two cities have been working closely to...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Coquitlam Adopts Multi-Year Plan to Improve Wildfire Resiliency

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 14, 2021 – On the heels of B.C.’s worst wildfire season on record, Coquitlam has developed a comprehensive plan to protect public and private properties from fires in forests, parks and green spaces.

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Coquitlam Honours Sandy Burpee with Freedom of the City

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 14, 2021 – Tireless community volunteer Sandy Burpee will be named Coquitlam’s 12th Freedom of the City recipient in early 2022.

Coquitlam reserves its highest honour for those who serve the city with dist...

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City News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Curbside Glass Collection in Coquitlam Resumes

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 – The City of Coquitlam has been informed by Recycle BC that as of Monday, Dec. 13 they will resume curbside glass collection. 

Due to potential volumes and collection truck capacity, Recycle BC asks...

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City News
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Coquitlam Focuses on Seniors’ Programming for 2022

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 9, 2021 – Activities for older adults are ramping up in Coquitlam, including outreach to isolated seniors and returning activities, volunteers and food services at the City’s 50+ facilities.

The City has b...

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City News
Posted on: December 9, 2021

FortisBC Partners with Coquitlam to Present Holiday Drop-in Skates

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 9, 2021 – The City of Coquitlam has partnered with FortisBC to enhance a number of festive and fun drop-in skate events throughout December. 

Visitors are encouraged to dress up and drop-in at the Poirier Sport and ...

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City News
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Coquitlam Approves New Strategy to Improve Child Care

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COQUITLAM, BC, Dec. 7, 2021 – Coquitlam is moving forward with a new strategy to improve child care, including measures to encourage new developments to add to the supply.

Last night, Council directed staff to finalize a new Child Care Partnershi...

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Coquitlam Budget Supports Tax Stability and Community Priorities

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 7, 2021 – Coquitlam’s 2022 budget will continue to support pandemic recovery, help keep taxes stable as future amenities roll out, and deliver on new City priorities including reconciliation and diversity, equity ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Pandemic Relief Program Rolls Out Final Supports in 2022

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 7, 2021 – Coquitlam’s investment in pandemic relief will approach nearly $4 million when it winds down its award-winning Community Support and Recovery Plan (CSRP) at the end of 2022.

Since spring 2020, about $3.3 million in CSRP prog...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Have a Safe and Fun Holiday Season

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 6, 2021 – With people getting ready for the holiday season and colder, longer evenings, Coquitlam Fire/Rescue is reminding residents to stay safe.

Coquitlam Fire/Rescue wishes everyone a happy holiday season and offers the f...

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City News
Posted on: December 6, 2021

New Zoning Coming to Meadowbrook Neighbourhood

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 6, 2021 – In order to comply with Provincial legislation, the City of Coquitlam is initiating a rezoning process for the Meadowbrook neighbourhood.

The Meadowbrook area (south of Dewdney Trunk Road to Greene Street between I...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Ways to Stay and Play in Coquitlam this Holiday Season

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 6, 2021– Coquitlam residents can stay and play close to home throughout December with fun, festive activities for all ages. 

Stay and Play Holiday Activities

Kids and Youth Activities – Special holiday prog...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Be Prepared for Freezing Temperatures

Public works crews prepare for freezing temperatures

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 3, 2021 – Now is a great time to make sure you are prepared and ‘winter wise’ as freezing temperatures are forecasted for this weekend.

While Coquitlam crews have been busy cleaning up after the recent at...

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City News
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Award Recognizes City Leadership in Workplace Safety

BC Municipal Safety Award

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 2, 2021 – Coquitlam has received a provincial municipal safety award for the third year in a row, the latest testament to its leadership in occupational health and safety. 

Today, the British Columbia Munic...

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City News
Posted on: December 1, 2021

Coquitlam Experiences Closures due to Flooding

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UPDATE - Dec. 3, 2021 - The City has reopened upper-level parking deck at the Coquitlam Library (City Centre Branch).

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 1, 2021 – The upper-level parking deck at the Coquitlam Library (City Centre Branch), located on Pinetree...

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City News
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Coquitlam Launches Next Round of Engagement for Northeast Community Centre

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 30, 2021 – Now is the time for Coquitlam residents to connect, learn more and engage as the City launches its next round of community engagement for the future Northeast Community Centre.

Prior to finalizing the building plan for the ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

App Features and More to Support Cyclists in Coquitlam

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 29, 2021 – Coquitlam cyclists can choose their route on the go with a new interactive regional bike map on the CoquitlamConnect app.

In November, Coquitlam updated CoquitlamConnect – available free through the App ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

For Betty, fitness is ENERGIZING!

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For Betty, fitness is ENERGIZING! This is her story…

“My name is Betty, and thanks to fitness I have A LOT of energy – so much that my friends call me ‘The Energized Betty.’

I spent nearly half my life trying to lose weight and get in shape. At 50 years old...

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Fitness Stories
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Register for General Recreation and Fitness Programs this Winter

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 29, 2021 – Registration for Coquitlam’s Winter 2022 general recreation and fitness programs begins on Dec. 1, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. Registration for winter swimming and skating programs is already open.

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Posted on: November 25, 2021

Coquitlam Wants to Know: What Does Fitness Mean to You?

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 25, 2021 – Coquitlam is launching a new interactive fitness campaign to inspire and celebrate healthy living in the community.

Share Your Story

The City is calling for stories from its residents about their unique journeys in...

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Posted on: November 25, 2021

Updated Coquitlam Policy Increases Support for Relocated Tenants

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COQUITLAM, BC, Nov. 25, 2021 – More help is now available for tenants of Coquitlam rental buildings that are being redeveloped. 

Earlier this week, Council approved updates to the City’s 2018 Tenant Relocation Policy to clarify...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Be Prepared: More Heavy Rain in the Forecast

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 24, 2021 – Coquitlam residents are encouraged to be prepared as the next storm system is forecast to arrive overnight Wednesday bringing moderate to heavy rain and strong winds to our area.

While this storm is anticipated to...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Coquitlam Approves Plans for Renewed Works Yard

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 23, 2021 – In order to meet the long-term service needs of the community, portions of Coquitlam’s Austin Works Yard will undergo a major renewal starting in early 2022.

The Austin Works Yard, located at 500 Mariner...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Coquitlam Considers Cannabis Regulatory Framework

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 23, 2021 – Coquitlam is one step closer to regulating the growth and sale of cannabis in the community as the supporting bylaw changes move forward to a Public Hearing.

The Cannabis Regulatory Framework has been in developme...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Coquitlam Parks Program and Staff Recognized by Provincial Awards

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 23, 2021 – Coquitlam has earned another feather in its cap with provincial awards for its Parks programs and staff.

The City has been honoured with two awards at the provincial level of Communities in Bloom (CiB) &a...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

City Centre Aquatic Complex Expansion Project Now Complete

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 22, 2021 – The renovation and expansion of the City Centre Aquatic Complex (CCAC) is now complete and the facility is fully reopened to the public.

The CCAC expansion project featured the addition of 250 square metres (2,690 sq. ft.) ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Coquitlam Vaccination Requirement Update Following Latest Health Order Changes

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 22, 2021 – Following additional recent changes to the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Order on Gatherings and Events, the City of Coquitlam has adjusted proof of vaccination requirements for certain recreation activities and events a...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Glass Recycling Collection Temporarily Suspended Due to Storm Impacts

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 – The City of Coquitlam has been informed that as of Monday, Nov. 22, Recycle BC is suspending curbside and multi-family glass recycling collection.

Due to the unprecedented flooding event experienced in sou...

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City News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Coquitlam Reaches Settlement with CUPE Employees

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 16, 2021 – The City of Coquitlam and Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 386 have reached a settlement that provides a new Collective Agreement for the City’s CUPE workers.

The two-year agreement affects all C...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Park Spark Light Brigade Seeking Volunteers

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 16, 2021 – Coquitlam is looking for community members, schools, organizations and businesses who want to help the City prepare the winter lights display for Lights at Lafarge.

The popular winter light display is planned to r...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Prizes, Gift Guide Featured in New Support Local Campaign

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 16, 2021 – Tourism Coquitlam is inviting residents and visitors to explore and support local businesses this holiday season.

Kicking off Nov. 16, Coquitlam’s #SupportLocalCQ holiday campaign will get you in the spirit to supp...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Take Steps to Prevent Flooding During Heavy Rain

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 – Heavy rain continues in Coquitlam over the next several hours and, while City crews are out working on drainage intakes and critical catch basins, we are asking residents to take steps to reduce the risk ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

UPDATED: City Phone Services Affected By Regional Outage

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UPDATE:  Monday, Nov. 16, 2021 – Phone service has been restored for the City of Coquitlam following a temporary outage. 

COQUITLAM, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 – Phone services for the City of Coquitlam are among thos...

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City News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Now is the Time to Get Winter Wise

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 10, 2021 – With winter just around the corner, now is the time to make sure you are Winter Wise in Coquitlam. 

Winter in the Lower Mainland can mean all kinds of weather, including snow and ice or wind and rain, tha...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Public Feedback to Guide Draft Plan for Hazel-Coy Neighbourhood

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 3, 2021 – Feedback from hundreds of residents and other stakeholders earlier this year will help shape the draft plan and policies being developed for northeast Coquitlam’s Hazel-Coy neighbourhood.

Coquitlam recent...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Coquitlam Helps Support Physically-distant Remembrance Day

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 2, 2021 – Coquitlam residents are encouraged to honour veterans in meaningful ways this Remembrance Day.

Coquitlam’s traditional Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11, hosted by the Coquitlam Royal Canadian Legion Br...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Snow Angels Return to Coquitlam

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 2, 2021  - Snow can be fun for some and a challenge for others. The City of Coquitlam is currently recruiting volunteer Snow Angels, neighbours who can lend a helping hand this winter by assisting those who are unable to cle...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Changes to Program Registration for Winter 2022

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 1, 2021 – Coquitlam’s Winter 2022 Program Registration will now be separated into two registration periods, one for  skating and swimming activities and one for general recreation.

Winter 2022 Reg...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Coquitlam Follows Health Order Update on Vaccination Requirements for Gatherings and Events

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 1, 2021 – Following changes to the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Order on Gatherings and Events, the City of Coquitlam has adjusted proof of vaccination requirements for certain recreation activities and events a...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Stability, Sustainability Are Keys to Coquitlam Proposed Budget

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 28, 2021 – Maintaining core service levels while ensuring long-term financial sustainability and stability in property tax rates, as well as the ability to respond to emerging priorities, is the focus for Coquitlam’...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

New Washroom Option for Lafarge Lake Visitors

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 27, 2021 – A convenient new public washroom is now available for visitors to Lafarge Lake at the south end of Town Centre Park.

Coquitlam recently opened two new exterior washroom stalls and a drinking fountain behind Evergr...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Update Your Old Toilet for a $100 Rebate in Coquitlam

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 27, 2021 – Coquitlam is offering homeowners a $100 rebate for updating their old water-guzzling toilets.

The City has launched a one-year Toilet Rebate Pilot Program that provides a $100 utility tax credit for repla...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Coquitlam Advances Plans to Expand Crunch Trail

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 26, 2021 – Following extensive public feedback and technical work, the City of Coquitlam is advancing plans to extend the popular Coquitlam Crunch Trail.

Known as the Coquitlam Crunch South Extension, the proposed tr...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Coquitlam Double Vaccination Requirements Follow PHO Orders

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 22, 2021 – As of Oct. 24, the City of Coquitlam, following Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders, will require proof of full vaccination (two shots) for access to certain activities and events. 

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Hazardous Tree Removal around Lafarge Lake

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COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 22, 2021 – Portions of the Lafarge Lake Loop trail in Town Centre Park will be temporarily closed from Monday, Oct. 25 to Friday Oct. 29 for annual hazardous tree removal work. 

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Award Recognizes Coquitlam Community Support and Involvement

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 21, 2021 – Coquitlam’s efforts to support the community through the pandemic and to provide opportunities for citizen involvement have earned it another national Communities in Bloom award.

Coquitlam received an Ou...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Building Program Unveiled for Northeast Coquitlam Community Centre

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 20, 2021 – Planning for a new community centre in Northeast Coquitlam continues to move forward with the release of the building program and site-fit concept for the proposed 430-square-metre (80,000-square-foot) facility.

Targeted to...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

City of Coquitlam Tips for a Safe and Fun Halloween

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COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 20, 2021 – With Halloween quickly approaching, Coquitlam is reminding residents about guidelines for fireworks and safety tips to help trick-or-treaters of all ages as well as the community-at-large to have a safe and fun night.

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Coquitlam Celebrates Small Businesses

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COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 19, 2021 – 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 s...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Online Services Grow as Coquitlam Improves Development Processes

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 19, 2021 – More online services and other improvements are in the works in Coquitlam to support housing and other important construction projects.

Enhancements to development services in the coming months will include&nb...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Welcome Back Salmon with Pre-registered and Self-guided Fun

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COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 14, 2021 – Coquitlam residents are invited to welcome the salmon back to local spawning grounds with a free outdoor celebration on Oct. 24 and fun self-guided activities. 

Salmon Come Home returns this year on Oct. 24 from 11 a...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Extra Yard Trimmings Collection for Fall Leaves

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COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 13, 2021 – As fall yard clean up gets underway, the City is offering its seasonal unlimited curbside collection of fallen leaves, yard waste and other yard trimmings. 

From Monday, Oct. 18 – Friday, Nov. 26, Coquitlam ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Mask and BC Vaccine Card Requirements for Coquitlam Recreation

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 13, 2021 – Throughout the pandemic, the City of Coquitlam has operated in lockstep with BC’s Provincial Health Officer (PHO) requirements and guidance. 

The PHO announced yesterday that masks are mandatory for anyone five yea...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Coquitlam Celebrates its Environmental Volunteers

Volunteers at Environmental Volunteer Celebration 2021

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 12, 2021 – Coquitlam’s streams, trails and natural spaces are safeguarded by hundreds of people who help conserve and enhance the environment every year. 

Coquitlam celebrated its environmental volunteers an...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Submit Your Small Business Profile to Coquitlam

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 12, 2021 – 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 share their story. Businesses ar...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Volunteer for 2022 Coquitlam Advisory Committees and Library Board

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 8, 2021 – Are you interested in volunteering your time, sharing your expertise and helping your community? The City of Coquitlam is seeking volunteers for its 2022 Advisory Committees in a variety of areas, including culture services...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Last Week to Provide Feedback on Coquitlam's Environmental Strategy

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COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 6, 2021 – This is the last week to provide feedback on Coquitlam’s draft Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP).  

A public survey launched Sept. 15 on the ESP project page at letstalkcoquitlam.ca/...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Learn the Sounds of Home Fire Safety with Your Family

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 5, 2021 – This year's Fire Prevention Week campaign is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety,” to educate people about the sounds their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors make. 

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Fall Workshops Offered to Support Community Non-profits

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 4, 2021 – Coquitlam’s Community Volunteer Support program has several workshops planned this fall to support local non-profits.  

The program has been supporting Coquitlam non-profit organizations as they work to con...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Swimmers Welcomed Back to CCAC Oct. 4

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct. 1, 2021 – Swimmers will be welcomed back to Coquitlam’s City Centre Aquatic Complex (CCAC) on Oct. 4 after its annual maintenance shutdown.

Over the past month, City staff have been busy completing important maintenance and deep clean...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Grants Available for Coquitlam Neighbourhood Projects

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COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 29, 2021 – Do you have an idea for a low-cost project that will help make Coquitlam safer, stronger or more connected?

Applications for Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) between $50 and $500 will be accepted at www.nei...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Help Us Better Understand Housing Needs in Coquitlam

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COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 28, 2021 – Coquitlam residents, businesses and non-profit housing partners are invited to provide feedback to support the development of a Housing Needs Report for the community.

In April 2019, the B.C. Government am...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Provincial and Federal Grants Fund Coquitlam Priorities

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COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 28, 2021 – Coquitlam’s successful grant requests are funneling millions in provincial and federal funding into important community projects.

Three recent grants totaling more than $5.5 million will pay for City recrea...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Revised Transportation Network Approved for Oakdale

Lougheed Burquitlam Neighbourhood

COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 28, 2021 – A revised transportation network is coming for the Oakdale neighbourhood as Coquitlam Council approved amendments to the Citywide Official Community Plan Monday evening.

The revised network eliminates the n...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Park and Public Space Upgrades Roll Out in Coquitlam

Robinson Cemetery Improvements 2021 Newsflash

COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 27, 2021 – Coquitlam rolled out a number of upgrades this summer to parks, recreation and public amenities, and residents can expect more in the months ahead.

Through its approved $356-million Five-Year Capital Plan for 2021-...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Last Chance for Input on Coquitlam’s 2022 Budget

Citizen Budget Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 24, 2021 – This is the last week to provide feedback on Coquitlam’s 2022 budget.

The interactive Citizen Budget tool has been available online since Sept. 1 at www.coquitlam.ca/budget. The tool allows residents and businesse...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Help Keep Streams and Streets Safe by Adopting a Catch Basin

Adopt-a-Catch Basin City program

COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 23, 2021 – Coquitlam residents and businesses are invited to do their part to help protect local streams and their neighbourhood by adopting a catch basin.

In time for B.C. Rivers Day on Sept. 26, the City has launched an Adop...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Secure Attractants as Bears Prepare to Den for the Winter

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 23, 2021 – Coquitlam is asking 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 out...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Citizen Satisfaction Survey: Coquitlam Residents Highly Satisfied

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COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 22, 2021 – The results of Coquitlam’s annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey are in and demonstrate that residents remain very highly satisfied with civic services. 

The statistically-valid survey of 500 respondents, conducted by ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Celebrate Culture Days at Coquitlam’s Street Dance Battle

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 21, 2021 – Watch street dancers battle it out at Town Centre Park on Sunday, Sept. 26 – and learn a few moves yourself – as Coquitlam celebrates Culture Days.

Some of the best street dancers in Metro Vancouver will face off ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Coquitlam Launches Business E-Newsletter

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 16, 2021 – Coquitlam businesses that want to stay in the know can sign up now for the City’s new quarterly email newsletter launching Sept. 28.

The free Coquitlam Business E-News will deliver important City information and n...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Register for November and December Recreation Programs on Sept. 22

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 16, 2021 – Registration for Coquitlam’s November and December recreation programs begins Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m. 

Offerings Available for All Ages

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Coquitlam Receives Award for Pandemic Relief Program

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 15, 2021 – Coquitlam’s broad-based multi-million-dollar pandemic relief program was recognized with an award from B.C.’s local governments.

The Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) named the City&rsqu...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Fresh Produce Delivery Supports Child & Youth Wellness Programs

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COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 15, 2021 – Starting today, a new pilot program will deliver weekly fresh fruits and vegetables to City of Coquitlam youth centres.

Under the City’s Corporate Partners program, Oppy, a Coquitlam-bas...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Coquitlam Seeks Feedback on Draft Environmental Strategy

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COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 13, 2021 – Coquitlam is seeking public feedback on the community’s first draft Environmental Sustainability Plan.  

The Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP) incorporates new and existing environmental go...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Expanded Parking Part of Latest Improvements at the Crunch

Newsflash - Crunch Parking Lot

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 13, 2021 – The latest improvements at the Coquitlam Crunch opened this week, including a paved and expanded parking lot and improved trail connections.

The improvements are part of an ongoing phased plan to expand ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2021

Vaccine Requirements for Coquitlam Recreation Activities

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 12, 2021 – Starting on Monday, Sept. 13, proof of vaccination will be required for entry to certain places and programs in Coquitlam, as outlined by the provincial government. 

By order of the Provincial Health Off...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Coquitlam Moves Forward with Draft Cannabis Regulations

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 8, 2021 – Coquitlam will consider new proposed regulations for cannabis businesses this fall, intended to promote economic development while minimizing potential impacts on the community.

At the moment, on...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Coquitlam Will Recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 8, 2021 – On Sept. 30, 2021, Coquitlam will honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to acknowledge the impact of residential schools on Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Similar to federal and provincial public agenci...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Home Wildfire Risk Assessments Offered by New Program

Ambassadors rolling out fire assessment program

COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 7, 2021 – FireSmart™ Ambassadors will begin knocking on doors next week as part of a new wildfire-prevention program rolling out across Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra.

As forest fires rage a...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Road Safety Tips as Students Head Back to School

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COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 3, 2021 – Coquitlam’s Bylaw Enforcement team is sharing road safety tips to keep all pedestrians and motorists safe as students head back to school next week.

Coquitlam motorists are reminded to sl...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Coquitlam Receives UBCM Grant for New Development and Building Permit Application Portal

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 2, 2021 – The City of Coquitlam will receive a $465,000 contribution from the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) towards a new online portal for development and building permit applications. 

In addition to increasing trans...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

More Recreation Opportunities Coming in September

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 1, 2021 – Coquitlam is on track to roll out more recreation opportunities in September while continuing to prioritize public health and meet all COVID-19 health protocols.  

Residents can look forward to more drop-i...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Share Your Input for the City’s 2022 Budget

Citizen Budget Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 1, 2021 – The City will be preparing its 2022 budget this fall and is seeking public input through our online budget consultation tool.

Until Sept. 30, members of the public can participate in the budget p...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Additional Swimming Options Provided During CCAC Shutdown

Family swimming at Eagle Ridge Pool

COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 31, 2021 – Swimmers will have extra options in Coquitlam when the City Centre Aquatic Complex (CCAC) closes Sept. 7 to Oct. 3 for annual maintenance.

This year, in addition to Eagle Ridge Pool, the City will be keeping Spani Pool open...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Improved Recreation Financial Assistance Available Sept. 1

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 31, 2021 Accessing financial support for recreation services will be easier than ever in Coquitlam as of September.

The City’s Financial Assistance for Recreation (FAR) program – formerly known as Get Co...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Activities Set to Return to Poirier Facilities in Late September

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 30, 2021 – Coquitlam is preparing for the return of its Poirier facilities to recreation use after the Fraser Health vaccination clinic wraps up Sept. 3.

Operating in the City’s Poirier Forum and ...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Coquitlam Offers Fun Ways to Support Pollinators

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 26, 2021 – Coquitlam residents can have fun while helping to support pollinators this summer through pop-up events, selfie-stations, volunteer activities and more. 

Pollinators – which in...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Help Build a Community Engagement Strategy for Coquitlam

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COQUITLAM, BC, August 26, 2021 – Your feedback is needed to help Coquitlam develop a Community Engagement Strategy that will guide how the public is involved in decisions for the community. 

From now until Sept. 17, complete the online s...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Register Now for Fall Early Years Programs

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 26, 2021 – Curious and active preschoolers will find plenty of opportunities to learn, create, move and play in Coquitlam this fall.   

Registration is open for dozens of programs, including some new options...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Coquitlam Continues Meals for Seniors into Fall

Meals for Seniors Update

COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 25, 2021 – Coquitlam will continue to support isolated seniors with a modified Meals for Seniors program into fall 2021.

Launched in spring 2020, the frozen meal delivery and pickup program will begin a new schedule next wee...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Enjoy Arts, Culture and More at this Weekend’s Kaleidoscope Festival

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 24, 2021 – Live music, opportunities to move and create, cultural performances, an eye-popping laser cirque show and more are just days away at this weekend’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival in Coquitlam.

Returning Aug. 28 and 29 ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Coquitlam Outdoor Pools Closed to the Public on Select Dates

Eagleridge Outdoor Pool Diving Boards

COQUITLAM, BC, Aug. 18, 2021 – Both of Coquitlam’s outdoor pools will be host to a number of sporting events over the next two weeks, resulting in cancellations of public swimming opportunities.

Drop-In Swimming Closures at Out...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Unique public-private-non-profit partnership delivers a new master-planned community in Coquitlam

A rendering of the future YMCA community centre in Burquitlam

August 19, 2021, Coquitlam, British Columbia - As the result of a unique partnership between Concert, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver and the City of Coquitlam, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Heart of Burquitlam, a new master...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Canada and British Columbia invest to expand and update the Spani Outdoor Pool Complex in Coquitlam

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Coquitlam, British Columbia, August 13, 2021—The governments of Canada and British Columbia continue to invest in local infrastructure during this unprecedented time to meet the needs of communities across the province, enhance people’s ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Cooling Centres and Clean Air Spaces Open in Coquitlam

Public Service Advisory

COQUITLAM, BC, Aug. 13, 2021 – In response to the current Extreme Heat Alert, Coquitlam has opened three locations as Cooling Centres and Clean Air Spaces to provide relief from heat and wildfire smoke expected to affe...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Coquitlam Re-launches Drop-in Discount Passes in September

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 12, 2021 – Coquitlam will re-launch an updated discount ONE PASS program next month, as more of the City’s drop-in activities begin to return to normal.  

The ONE PASS program – which provides unlimited access to dro...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Two More Summer Concerts to Enjoy Online Starting Aug. 20

Summer Concert Series John Welsh Los Valientes Raincity

COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 12, 2021 – Live concert videos featuring the cool Latin surfer rhythms of John Welsh & Los Valientes and the bluesy funk rock of Raincity will soon be available for free streaming through Coquitlam’s ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Experience the Arts at Kaleidoscope Festival Aug. 28 and 29

Kaleidoscope News

COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 11, 2021 – Celebrate arts and culture in Coquitlam when the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival returns Aug. 28 and 29 with both pre-registered and drop-in experiences for all ages.

Modified to reflect current health protocols, the s...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Where to Stay Cool in Coquitlam During Hot Weather

Town Centre Park Spray Park - Newsflash

COQUITLAM, BC, Aug. 10, 2021 – With more hot weather on the way this week, Coquitlam is reminding residents where to stay cool.

Environment Canada issued a Heat Warning today, as temperatures are expected to reach the low 30s ove...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Help Plan for the Future of Blue Mountain Park

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COQUITLAM, BC, Aug. 9, 2021 – Park users, neighbours and other interested members of the public are invited to join the process to help plan for the future of Coquitlam’s Blue Mountain Park.

As one of Coquitlam’s oldest and mo...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Drop-in Recreation Opportunities Return to Coquitlam Aug. 9

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 4, 2021 – Starting Aug. 9, residents may once again spontaneously drop by select Coquitlam recreation facilities to swim or skate, lift weights or shoot some hoops.

In line with easing public health restrictions, the City wi...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Be a Help, Not a Hindrance at Emergency Scenes

Fire Truck Newsflash

COQUITLAM, BC, August 3, 2021 – When an emergency takes place nearby, you can help responders do their job and keep everyone safe by staying clear and following instructions.

Flashing emergency lights are a signal for t...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Coquitlam Sports Fair Returns Aug. 21

Sports Fair News

COQUITLAM, B.C., Aug. 3, 2021 – Coquitlam residents of all ages can learn about local sports opportunities, test their skills and play sports games on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the City’s popular Sports Fair.

Deferred in 2020 due to the pandemic, the annual eve...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Coquitlam Facilities Prepared to Provide Clean Air When Needed

Public Service Advisory

COQUITLAM, BC, July 30, 2021 – As wildfires continue to affect air quality this summer, Coquitlam facilities are upgraded and prepared to offer Clean Air Spaces if needed.

While Metro Vancouver issued an Air Quality Advisory today, the risk remain...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Coquitlam Doubles Grants for Block Parties in 2021

Newflash Block Parties

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 29, 2021 – Coquitlam has doubled its typical Block Party grants in 2021 to encourage neighbours to reconnect safely. 

Coquitlam residents may now apply for a $300 grant through www.coquitlam.ca/blockparties to suppo...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Coquitlam Re-Opens Cooling Centres

Galloway Spray Park (1) Newsflash

COQUITLAM, BC, July 29, 2021 – Coquitlam has re-opened cooling centres at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex and Glen Pine Pavilion in response to the current heat wave.

After a Heat Warning was issued yesterday by Env...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Coquitlam Welcomes Back Community Events

News Flash Events

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 29, 2021 – With health restrictions lifting and the final stage of the BC Restart Plan anticipated in September, Coquitlam is once again inviting event organizers to apply to use City parks for their activities and...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Menstrual Products Now Free at Coquitlam Civic Facilities

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COQUITLAM, B.C., July 29, 2021 – Menstrual products are now available for free in City women’s and universal washrooms across Coquitlam.

To reduce barriers to recreation and promote gender equity, the City recently installed dispensers...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Exhibit Looks Back at 1991 B.C. Summer Games in Coquitlam

1991 BC Summer Games in Town Centre Park Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 28, 2021 – Coquitlam’s latest City Archives online exhibit turns back the clock 30 years to the summer of 1991, when the City hosted the B.C. Summer Games as part of its centennial celebrations.

Check out, Catch th...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Revised Transportation Network Coming for Oakdale

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COQUITLAM, BC, July 28, 2021 – Coquitlam is moving ahead with planning for a revised transportation network for the Oakdale neighbourhood, with support from area residents. 

The revised network eliminates the need for the costly...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Coquitlam Considers Draft Child Care Strategy

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COQUITLAM, BC, July 27, 2021 – Coquitlam’s vision for child care in the community is one step closer to reality as Council reviewed the first draft of a proposed Child Care Strategy.

Coquitlam is creating a Child Care Strategy that will...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Improvements Coming for Lafarge Lake Loop Trail

A view of Coquitlam's City Centre looking across Lafarge Lake

COQUITLAM, BC, July 27, 2021  Town Centre Park visitors will soon be able to enjoy an enhanced and accessible pathway around the perimeter of Lafarge Lake. 

As part of the implementation of the Town Centre Park Master ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Operator Chosen for First Café on Burke Mountain

Burke Moutain Village News Item

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 27, 2021 – With construction underway on the Burke Mountain Discovery Centre, local residents and visitors can get ready for the first café to open in the area.

Following an extensive Request for Proposals (RFP) process, PGA Hospitali...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Coquitlam Fire Safety Risk Reaches Extreme Levels

Extreme Fire Risk Rating

COQUITLAM, BC, July 26, 2021 – Coquitlam is facing an ‘extreme’ fire safety risk following the recent stretch of hot, dry weather. 

Residents are urged to take caution and abide by City bylaws that ban outdoor burning...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Register July 28 for Expanded Fall Recreation Options

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COQUITLAM, B.C., July 22, 2021 – An expanded array of recreation opportunities will greet Coquitlam residents when fall program registration begins next week.

Coquitlam is planning for increased class sizes and more variety in its fall registered...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Business LinQ Re-opens to Support Local Businesses

Business LinQ - Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 22, 2021– The City’s Business LinQ service has re-opened at City Hall to provide information and resources to Coquitlam businesses. 

In accordance with Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, the City of Coquitlam will be working over t...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Learn What Goes in Your Emergency Kit on Aug. 6

Emergency Preparedness Week Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 22, 2021 – Coquitlam will be hosting a webinar to show residents what essentials should be in your emergency kit to handle potential local emergencies.

As part of the City’s emergency preparations, households and businesses are encour...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

New Fishing Line Waste Bins Protect Wildlife at Coquitlam’s Lakes

Fishing line and gear to be disposed of correctly

COQUITLAM, BC, July 22, 2021 – Visitors to Coquitlam’s parks can help protect their finned, feathered and furred inhabitants by using the City’s new fishing line waste bins and not feeding birds and wildlife. 

Anglers are urged to use the new fish...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Watch Coquitlam’s Live Summer Concerts Online Starting July 23

Redwoods

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 21, 2021 – Coquitlam will launch its virtual Summer Concert Series this week with the original rock of Redwoods on July 23, followed by the West Coast Celtic stylings of Duane, Dave and Johanna of the Town Pants on Aug. 6.

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Enjoy the Outdoors this Summer with CoquitlamSPIRIT

Coquitlam Spirit Fishing

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 20, 2021 – Go fishing, work out at the park, plan an outdoor scavenger hunt and more this summer, with the help of CoquitlamSPIRIT’s online library of outdoor activities.

As part of this year’s Coquitlam in Bloom campaign, the City is...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Bear Problems Reduced Through Education and Enforcement

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COQUITLAM, B.C., July 14, 2021 – A combination of education, enforcement and public compliance is proving successful in reducing bear problems in Coquitlam. 

A recent update to Council on the City’s Urban Wildlife Program showe...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

New Portal Shares Coquitlam Data Through Maps and Apps

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COQUITLAM, BC, July 14, 2021 - A wide variety of City of Coquitlam data is now a click away, with the launch of a new open data portal on July 14.

The portal – based on GIS (geographic information systems) technology – provides...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Coquitlam Continues to Strengthen Wildfire Preparedness

Wildland Fire Exercise

COQUITLAM, BC, July 13, 2021 – As wildfires blaze around the province, Coquitlam continues to train and build its response capabilities as part of its efforts to prepare for possible wildfire impacts here at home.

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Coquitlam Investment in Pandemic Relief Reaches $2.9 Million

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COQUITLAM, B.C., July 13, 2021 – A new volunteer support hub for not-for-profits, free parking in City Centre, pop-up parks and meals for isolated seniors are among the continuing pandemic supports Coquitlam is providing to the community this ye...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Coquitlam’s Draft Environmental Sustainability Plan Now Available

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COQUITLAM, BC, July 13, 2021 – The public is getting its first look at Coquitlam’s draft environmental strategy, which aims to address climate change, development, transportation, waste, water and nature.&...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Coquitlam Ready to Open Clean Air Spaces When Air Quality is Poor

Public Service Advisory

COQUITLAM, BC, July 9, 2021 – If air quality worsens due to wildfires this summer, Coquitlam residents will be able to take a break from the smoke at some City facilities.

Coquitlam has created Clean Air Spaces at several public facilities to redu...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Coquitlam Ramps up Fire Prevention Measures in Parks and Green Spaces

Park green space in Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, BC, July 8, 2021 – As Coquitlam increases daily patrols in parks and forested areas, the City is also calling on residents to take extra care as the summer season heats up and dries out our parks. 

All residents and visitors a...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Fixed Pickleball Nets Installed at Bramble Park for Extended Trial

Pickleball News

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 8, 2021 – Coquitlam pickleball enthusiasts can continue to hone their drop and dink shots at Bramble Park following a successful trial.

The Coquitlam park’s tennis courts were recently modified with the installatio...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Coquitlam Promotes Alternatives to Poison for Rodent Control

Two rats

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 7, 2021 – Coquitlam will be promoting safer and more humane rodent-control methods on private properties after successfully piloting alternatives to poison bait at City facilities.

Rodenticides – poisons used to kill rats and mice – o...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Coquitlam Summer Concert Series Kicks Off July 17 with Drive-in Shows

Summer Concert Series News

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 7, 2021 – Music lovers can enjoy rock, folk, Latin and funk from the comfort of either their car or homes for Coquitlam’s 2021 Summer Concert Series.

Registration is now open at www.coquitlam.ca/summerconcerts for ...

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City News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Level 1 EV Charging Stations Piloted in Coquitlam City Centre

News Flash Level 1

COQUITLAM, BC, July 7, 2021 – Coquitlam is piloting an expansion of its electric vehicle charging network this summer with six units of Level 1 charging stations.

Coquitlam recently installed six, Level 1 EV charging stations at two locations ser...

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City News
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Northeast Sector Municipalities Receive Funding for Wildfire Preparedness

Northeast Sector Municipalities Receive Funding for Wildfire Preparedness

COQUITLAM, BC, July 6, 2021 – Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra are sharing in a provincial FireSmart grant of almost a half million dollars that will help create local jobs while improving wildfire preparedness and reducin...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Recreation Services Ramp Up in Line with B.C.’s Restart Plan

Adults participating in a fitness class

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 1, 2021 – Coquitlam residents can look forward to more services and fewer restrictions at the City’s recreation facilities beginning July 1.

With B.C.’s Restart Plan now at Step 3, Coquitlam is gradually ...

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City News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Be Mindful of Fire Safety While Doing Home Renovations

Be fire safe during home renovation and construction

COQUITLAM, BC, June 30, 2021– 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 spread between...

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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Community Sign Space Available to Coquitlam Not-for-Profits

Community Signs at Johnson and Guildford

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 29, 2021 – Coquitlam is inviting sports, cultural and other not-for-profit groups to promote their events and programs for free at high-profile locations around the City.

For only the cost of their signs, not-for-profit societies, art...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Coquitlam Opens Cooling Centres for Relief from the Heat

Glen Pine pavillon Newsflash

COQUITLAM, BC, June 28, 2021 – Coquitlam is opening Pinetree Community Centre and Glen Pine Pavilion as cooling centres for residents during the heat wave.

With temperatures peaking into the 40s over the next few days, the City i...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Last Week to Pay Property Taxes Before Deadline

Mother and child online Newsflash

COQUITLAM, BC, June 28, 2021 – This is the last week to pay property taxes to avoid penalty before the July 2 deadline.

The City of Coquitlam relies on property tax revenue to deliver essential municipal services and am...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Beat the Heat and Stay Safe

Galloway Spray Park (1) Newsflash

COQUITLAM, BC,  June 25, 2021 – As an extended heat wave arrives, Coquitlam is providing tips for residents to stay safe and stay cool.

The region expects to see above average temperatures over the next several days with little ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Smokers Face Hefty Fines in Coquitlam Parks

Bylaw Officers on patrol in City parks

COQUITLAM, BC, June 25, 2021 – As the summer 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 may face a $500 ...

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Plant a Yellow Garden to Help Spread Hope in Coquitlam

Colour of Hope

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 24, 2021 – Coquitlam is asking residents to add some yellow – the international colour of hope – to their gardens and planters this year as part of a national spirit and beautification program.

Coquitlam ...

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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Fun New Features Planned for Spani Pool Upgrade

Spani Pool Renewal Rendering Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 23, 2021 – A new leisure pool with beach entry, water spray features and new hot pool are among the proposed plans for Coquitlam’s Spani Pool.

The City consulted hundreds of residents, recreational and competitive swimmers, and other ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

New Master Plan Coming for Blue Mountain Park

An image of Blue Mountain Park showing trees, the spray park and the wading pool

COQUITLAM, BC, June 23, 2021 – Members of the public will soon be invited to join the process to plan the future of Coquitlam’s Blue Mountain Park.

As one of Coquitlam’s oldest and most popular community parks, the 8-hectare (...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Coquitlam Crunch Lansdowne Parking Lot Improvements Begin

Coquitlam Crunch Lansdowne Parking Lot

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 22, 2021 – The Lansdowne Drive parking lot at the Crunch will be closed near the end of June as it undergoes construction over the summer.

During construction, visitors to the Crunch are asked to consider other forms of transit to the...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Coquitlam Seeks to Input into Pinecone Burke Park Planning

A scenic photo in Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 22, 2021 – Coquitlam is seeking a voice in the development of the first management plan for Pinecone Burke Provincial Park – a massive wilderness along the City’s northeast border and Burke Mountain neig...

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City News
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Restart Framework Provides Path to New Normal for Coquitlam Operations

COVID-19 - Update

COQUITLAM, BC, June 22, 2021 – Coquitlam has adopted a new 2021 COVID-19 Restart Framework to provide a clear path for how City services and facilities will return to normal operations post-pandemic.

The City’...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Coquitlam Offers Options for the Community to Mark July 1

Lafarge Lake O Canada Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 17, 2021 – July 1 in Coquitlam will include ways to participate in community spirit and reflect on Canada’s past, present and future.

This Canada Day, the City is encouraging residents to reflect on the co...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Street Tree Watering Program Continues in Coquitlam

Tree bags

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 17, 2021 – 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 sup...

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City News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Coquitlam LED Streetlight Conversion Program on Track

Decorative LED Fixture

COQUITLAM, BC, June 16, 2021 – Coquitlam is on track to complete its LED Light Conversion program by the end of 2022, with approximately 2,000 streetlights being converted each year since 2018.

Coquitlam kicked off a five-year, $6.5-million project in 2018...

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City News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

City Accomplishments Highlighted in 2020 Annual Report

Lafarge Lake Wooden Platform at Sunset

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 11, 2020 – Coquitlam released its 2020 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...

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City News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Help Shape the Future of the Hazel-Coy Neighbourhood

Conceptual drawing for future Hazel-Coy neighbourhood

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 10, 2021  Share your feedback on the future of the Hazel-Coy Neighbourhood in northeast Coquitlam by taking part in an online engagement session this month.

Following early engagement with Hazel-Coy area residents, property ...

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City News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Message From the Mayor - June 10, 2021

Message From the Mayor Image

June 10, 2021

You may have heard that it’s Seniors Week in B.C. from June 6 to 12. It’s an occasion we celebrate each year in Coquitlam, and we’ve continued that tradition in 2021 with a week of online and physically distant a...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

New Concession Expands Food Options at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park

Town Centre Park Festival Lawn Concession2 - Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 10, 2021 – Rocky Point Ice Cream will be offering snacks and treats at Town Centre Park’s new concession beginning in July.  

The new concession, located in the upgraded festival hub near...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Coquitlam Curbside Collection Calendar in the Mail

Curbside Collection

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 9, 2021 – Coquitlam’s streamlined 2021/2022 curbside collection calendar will hit local mailboxes this week. 

The City’s brochure calendar contains the key collection details for July 2021 to June 2022 and works hand-in-hand ...

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City News
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Learn About Accessibility in the Post-COVID Era

Two girls sign language classroom

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 9, 2021 – Learn how you can support an accessible community in the post-COVID era, by participating in an online speaker event on Tuesday, June 15. 

Organized by the City of Coquitlam’s Universal Access-Ability Advis...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

More Digital Parking Signs Go Up at Town Centre Park

TCP Digital Parking Sign - Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 9, 2021 – Digital signs are now directing drivers to available parking spots at all five of the lots at Town Centre Park.

New signs displaying real-time parking availability went up this week at the intersection of Pinetree Way and Tr...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

People of All Abilities Can Swim at Eagle Ridge Outdoor Pool

Accessible Amenities

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 8, 2021 – Coquitlam is increasing efforts to help people of all abilities benefit from recreation access through new accessible amenities at Eagle Ridge Outdoor Pool.

The new amenities include:

  • Accessibility Ramp &am...
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City News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Share Your Feedback on Southwest Housing Review Neighbourhood Pockets

A neighbourhood in Southwest Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 8, 2021 – Now is the time to register to take part in one of the upcoming information sessions regarding the Southwest Housing Review’s (SWHR) Neighbourhood Pockets.

Coquitlam’s SWHR identified six neighbour...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Coquitlam Ready for Possible Spring Flooding

Maquabeak Park Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 4, 2021 – Warmer spring weather brings higher streamflows in the Fraser River, and Coquitlam is prepared for possible flooding.

Streamflows at the Lower Fraser River are expected to peak over the w...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Try Out Pickleball at Bramble Park

Pickleball Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 3, 2021 – If you’ve been wanting to try out pickleball, a new option will soon be available at Bramble Park in Coquitlam.

To address rising interest in the up-and-coming paddle sport, the City will be marking three...

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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Capture Coquitlam with Local Spirit and Appreciation

Bike Ride on DeBoville Slough

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 2, 2021 – While we patiently wait to safely explore our favourite communities again, Tourism Coquitlam wants residents and past visitors to share their local spirit.

While our experiences have been different over th...

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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Keep Pooches Under Control on Coquitlam Trails

Dog Walking in Park - Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 2, 2021 –Coquitlam is urging dog owners and walkers to keep their animals leashed and under control.

The City’s reminder follows a recent incident in the forest trails on Westwood Plateau involving a group of off-l...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Visit Coquitlam Fire Rescue at Poirier Street Farmers Market in June

Interface Fire Info Session

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 2, 2021 – Coquitlam Fire/Rescue (CFR) invites Coquitlam residents to pop by their information table at the Poirier Street Farmers Market (575 Poirier Street, behind the Poirier Public Library) on Sunday, June 6, 13...

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City News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Coquitlam Shines Spotlight on Accessibility and Inclusion

Two girls sign language classroom

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 1, 2021 – During National AccessAbility Week, Coquitlam is highlighting its efforts to remove barriers for people with disabilities.

Recognized across the country May 30 to June 5, National AccessAbility Week celebrates the c...

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City News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Pop-up Parks Bring Interactive Outdoor Spaces to Coquitlam

Lounge Chair in Park

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 1, 2021 – Pop-up Parks will be appearing in three neighbourhoods this summer, offering fun social outdoor amenities.

The City of Coquitlam is repurposing portions of road right of ways or vacant lots to create unique pedestr...

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City News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Coquitlam Celebrates Seniors’ Week June 6 to 12

Seniors waving at tablet

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 28, 2021 – Seniors can ice skate for free, attend a virtual high tea and concert, enjoy heartwarming children’s artwork and more during Coquitlam’s safe Seniors’ Week festivities this year.

The City is planning both online and...

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City News
Posted on: May 27, 2021

2021 Property Tax Notices in the Mail

Mother and child online Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 27, 2021 – Coquitlam homes and businesses will see 2021 tax notices arriving in mailboxes this week.

Funding about two-thirds of Coquitlam’s total budget, utility and tax revenue pays for essential services such as ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey Underway

Happy man using smartphone

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 27, 2021 – Coquitlam residents are invited to share their feedback on City services and priorities through the annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey underway from now until mid-June.

Led by Ipsos, a global leader in market resear...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Fraser Health Mayors Challenge Each Other to Community Immunity

Fraser Health Vaccination Clinic

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 27, 2021 - Local mayors in the Fraser Health region have started a friendly challenge to race to community immunity. With everyone ages 12 and over now eligible to register and book for their immunization, mayors across the r...

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City News
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Archives Exhibit Rekindles Stories of the Great Flood

Fraser Mills Great Flood 1948

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 25, 2021 – Learn more about one of the region’s most impactful natural disasters, The Great Flood of 1948, the latest online exhibit titled, Rising Waters, by the Coquitlam Archives. 

Coquitlam Archives’ latest exhibit details...

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City News
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Construction Begins on Centennial Artificial Turf Field

Turf Field

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 25, 2021 – Work has started on the much-anticipated lit artificial turf field at Centennial secondary.

Located at Poirier Street and Winslow Avenue, the state-of-the-art field will be used by students during school hours and ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Temporary Detour on Coquitlam Crunch Stairs Tomorrow

Coquitlam Crunch Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 25, 2021 – There will be daytime detours on the Crunch stairs on Wednesday, May 26 for maintenance work.

The detour will take place between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will require temporary closure of one set of stairs at...

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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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City Centre Area Plan 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

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 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 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 14, 2020

Town Centre Park Lake Loop Input

As part of the implementation of the Town Centre Master Plan, the City is proposing improvements to the Lake Loop Area at Lafarge Lake. The concept plan includes a number of enhancements aimed at increasing the type of activities, improving accessibility ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Coquitlam Recognized in National Community Competition

Communities in Bloom Image

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 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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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

Message From the Mayor Image

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 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 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 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 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

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 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

Viewpoint

Have your say about what’s happening in Coquitlam by signing up for Viewpoint, our online survey community: 

  • Anonymously provide your opinion on City issues, plans, and services.
  • Participate in, on average, up to two online surveys a month.
  • Choose t...
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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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 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

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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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

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 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 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 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 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: 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: 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 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 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: 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

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: 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: 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

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

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: 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

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 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: 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 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 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 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 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: 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 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: 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

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 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

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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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 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

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

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 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

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 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 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

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

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: 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 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 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 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 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

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 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

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 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 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.

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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 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 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 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: 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: 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

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 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: 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

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

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

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

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

$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 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

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 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.

Di...

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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

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 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 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 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: 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

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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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

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 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

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 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 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 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

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 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

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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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