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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 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

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

Menstrual Products Now Free at Coquitlam Civic Facilities

Dispenser

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 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 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

Lougheed Burquitlam Neighbourhood

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

Toddlers playing with blocks

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

Youth Enjoying Fitness

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

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 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 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

Black bear

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

Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, July 26, 2021

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: July 14, 2021

New Portal Shares Coquitlam Data Through Maps and Apps

Man sitting on a couch and scrolling on a tablet.

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’s Draft Environmental Sustainability Plan Now Available

Cycling - Newsflash

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 13, 2021

Coquitlam Investment in Pandemic Relief Reaches $2.9 Million

CSRP - News Flash Image

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 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 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

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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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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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 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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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, July 12, 2021

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: 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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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

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 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 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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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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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 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 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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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

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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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, June 28, 2021

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: 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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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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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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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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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

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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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: May 21, 2021

Resilient Coquitlam Restaurants Take Business Outdoors

Shio Japanese Kitchen Patio

COQUITLAM, B.C., May. 21, 2021 – Coquitlam’s Outdoor Business Expansion Program has now helped nearly 30 local businesses take their business outside.

To support the economic and social recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the City crea...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

New Energy Step Code Requirements for Developments in Coquitlam

Detecting heat loss from a home with a thermal image camera

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 18, 2021 – Coquitlam Council has approved a new policy that will require Energy Step Code compliance for new building permit applications.

In an effort to encourage the construction of more energy-efficient buildings in the c...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Coquitlam Restaurants Promoted Through Summer Events

Canada Day Restaurants

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 19, 2020 – Coquitlam is offering local restaurants the opportunity to participate in its online Canada Day and Summer Concert Series events this summer.

Planning has begun for dynamic but physically-distanced 2021 summer even...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Not All Plants Are Good – Invasive Species Action Month

Giant hogweed Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 19, 2021 – Controlling invasive species, including giant hogweed, is a priority in Coquitlam as they pose a threat to the natural ecosystem and human health.

During Invasive Species Action Month in May, Coquitlam is raising aw...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Vision and Principles Drafted for Southwest Corridors

A road corridor within Southwest Coquitlam

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 18, 2021 – A new vision and guiding principles will help shape future changes along major street corridors in Southwest Coquitlam.

The Corridor Development Strategy (CDS) is an important work compon...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Activities for All Ages Kicking Off at Coquitlam Parks

Park Spark IB

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 18, 2021 – Coquitlam parks and gardens will come alive over the coming months with park pop-ups for youth and families, pollinator selfie stations, and more.

Starting this month, Coquitlam’s Parks team is leading a ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, May 31, 2021

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 17, 2021

Message From the Mayor - May 17, 2021

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May 17, 2021

Mental health is top of mind for many of us these days – and not just because it was Mental Health Week in Canada earlier this month.

The fact is, many of us – myself included – are feeling our mental health realities more acutely during the pa...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Celebrate Our Everyday Heroes in Public Works

Public Works Staff in Hard Hat

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 17, 2021 – When you pour a glass of water, flush the toilet or drive down a freshly ploughed street, do you think about who made it possible?

During National Public Works Week May 16 to 22, Coquitlam is encouraging the community to rec...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Coquitlam Shares Lecture Series to Boost Rec Facility Innovation

Two kids in skating lessons

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 14, 2021 – Coquitlam is gathering professionals from around the world to share ideas on innovation in recreation facility planning.

The City is inviting facility planning and design professionals and others to view its upcoming four-pa...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Tri-Cities Celebrate 2021 Graduates with Iconic Photos and More

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The Tri-Cities are inviting graduates to mark their special milestone by taking photos at one of several locations at local parks.  

The Cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody along with School District 43 are working together to suppo...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Expect Online and Pre-Registered In-person Experiences at Coquitlam Summer Events

Summer Events

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 13, 2021 – Coquitlam is planning a mix of online and safe in-person experiences – including some novelties – for its 2021 summer events lineup.

Residents can expect a return of signature City events such a...

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City News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Register for July and August Recreation Programs and Camps May 19

Child playing soccer

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 13, 2021 – From outdoor fitness classes in local parks to summer camps for children and youth, as well as some new programs, Coquitlam’s July and August recreation programs will be available for registration beginn...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Eagle Mountain Park Closed May 13 for Wildfire Exercise

Wildland Interface Fire Exercise

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 13, 2021 – Eagle Mountain Park is closed to the public today, Thursday, May 13, for a multi-agency wildfire training exercise that will include smoke, loud noise, emergency vehicles and a helicopter.

The City has closed Eagle...

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City News
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex to Undergo Maintenance

Exterior of PSLC

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 11, 2021 – Coquitlam’s Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.) will undergo its annual maintenance closure from Monday, May 31 to Sunday, June 27, reopening Monday, June 28.

The arenas will stay o...

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City News
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Southwest Housing Review to Begin Looking at Three Neighbourhood Pockets

Southwest Coquitlam Aerial View

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 11, 2021 – Coquitlam’s Southwest Housing Review (SWHR) is moving to the next phase of engagement through a review of three neighbourhood pockets.

The SWHR identified six neighbourhood pockets for review. Resi...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Wildland Fire Exercise Scheduled for May 13 on Eagle Mountain

Wildland Interface Fire Exercise

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 10, 2021 – On Thursday, May 13, Coquitlam Fire/Rescue (CFR) will conduct a fire exercise on Eagle Mountain involving smoke, loud noises, a helicopter and emergency vehicles. The multi-agency exercise is weather dependent and...

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City News
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex to Undergo Maintenance

Exterior of PSLC

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 11, 2021 – Coquitlam’s Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.) will undergo its annual maintenance closure from Monday, May 31 to Sunday, June 27, reopening Monday, June 28.

Th...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Review the Proposed Changes to Oakdale’s Transportation Network

Lougheed Burquitlam Neighbourhood

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 5, 2021 – Oakdale residents and other interested stakeholders are invited to give feedback on proposed revisions to the neighbourhood’s transportation network.

The City of Coquitlam is hosting an online in...

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City News
Posted on: May 4, 2021

People of All Abilities Can Enjoy Recreation in Coquitlam

Accessible Drop-in Sports

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 4, 2021 – Coquitlam is increasing efforts to help people of all abilities benefit from recreation access through a new inclusive adult drop-in sports program.

The new Accessible and Inclusive Drop-In Sports program i...

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City News
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, May 10, 2021

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 3, 2021

Get Prepared During Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 3, 2021 – During Emergency Preparedness Week May 2 to 9, Coquitlam is encouraging residents and businesses to review their emergency plans and kits.

Coquitlam’s top natural hazards are weather-related – su...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Eagle Ridge and Spani Outdoor Pools Open May 2

News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 29, 2021 – Coquitlam's Eagle Ridge and Spani outdoor pools will open for the season on Sunday, May 2 by pre-registration only.

Starting Friday, April 30, Coquitlam’s outdoor pools will accept bookings for...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Stage 1 Water Use Restrictions in Effect May 1

Watering Can Watering Growing Plants

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 29, 2021 – Metro Vancouver’s annual regional Stage 1 water use restrictions go into effect Saturday, May 1 and will continue until Friday, Oct. 15. 

As we enjoy the outdoors and warmer weather, let us be ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Phone Program Offers Social Connection to People 55-plus

Senior talking on the phone

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 29, 2021 – For some who live alone, a friendly phone call is a welcome distraction. For others, it’s a lifeline.

Coquitlam is now seeking participants for its new Social Connections: Let’s Chat program, which pairs volunteers with pe...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Safe In-person Fun in Store for Coquitlam’s 2021 Youth Week

Youth playing basketball

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 28, 2021 – Coquitlam youth can sign up now for more than 20 free and safe in-person activities taking place during Youth Week May 1 to 7.

The City has planned a full week of pre-registered activities at recreation facilitie...

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City News
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Latest Park Improvements Now Open at Nestor Park

Nestor Park New Playground - Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Apr. 21, 2021 – Coquitlam’s latest neighbourhood park to undergo renovation and upgrades is open for the upcoming summer season. 

The replacement of the playground at Nestor Park began earlier this spring as pa...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Coquitlam Farmers Market Returns May 2 Across the Street

Vegetables at the Farmers Market

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 27, 2021 – Local shoppers will soon have another place to find fresh local food, when Coquitlam Farmers Market re-opens for its 24th year in a temporary new spot.

Running Sundays May 2 to Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p...

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City News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Coquitlam Volunteers Stepped Up During Pandemic

Volunteers at Mundy Park Planting Event

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 20, 2021 – Quietly and without fanfare, Coquitlam volunteers have delivered more than 20,000 meals to seniors, picked up litter, shoveled sidewalks, helped support recreation activities, and much more over the past year.

While volunt...

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City News
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Message From the Mayor - April 22, 2021

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April 22, 2021

Many people are eagerly awaiting their COVID-19 vaccine. As for me, I’m happy to report that I’ve had my first dose – my sleeve was rolled up and I was ready for my jab as soon as my turn came.

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

New Heritage Strategy to Feature Improved Protection Tool

Heritage Laval Square 1920 newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 13, 2021 – Coquitlam is considering a new process for protecting heritage sites on private property as it develops its new heritage strategy.

The City plans to adopt a Heritage Management Strategy (HMS) this year that will e...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Dog Lovers Invited to Adopt Coquitlam Off-leash Areas

Dogs at Bramble Dog Park Off Leash

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 20, 2021 – Coquitlam dog lovers can now lend a hand to keep their local pooch parks clean and safe.

Through its new Adopt-a-Dog Park program, the City is looking for volunteers to take ownership of one of Coquitlam’s six off-leash ar...

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City News
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Place Maillardville Seniors’ Housing Project Moves Forward

Senior Couple in Park

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 14, 2021 – Coquitlam will soon begin searching for a not-for-profit operator to partner on a new seniors’ affordable housing building planned for Maillardville.

The City recently wrapped up a feasibility study tha...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Mark Your Calendars – Virtual Town Hall Meeting April 29

City Hall Coquitlam Sign

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 13, 2021 – Coquitlam residents and business owners are invited to participate in the City’s Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 29 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Coquitlam’s annual Town Hall Meeting takes place virtually this year. Publi...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Sheffield Park Construction to Begin this Spring

Kids Playing Park newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 13, 2021 – Construction is set to begin in late spring on a park that will bring new amenities for families and other residents of Burke Mountain.

Last night, Council approved the final design for Sheffield Park and gave staff the go...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Corporate Partner Steps Up to Support Meals for Seniors

Meals for Seniors

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 9, 2021 – Coquitlam’s pandemic-support meal program for seniors has received a boost from a new corporate sponsor.

The BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program has signed on as the supporting partner f...

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City News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Register for May and June Recreation Programs April 14

Girl swimming in outdoor pool

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 8, 2021 – Coquitlam’s popular monthly recreation programs will continue in May and June, with registration for both months beginning Wednesday, April 14.

Program listing details will be viewable online Monday, Ap...

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City News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Coquitlam Income Tax Clinics Support Seniors

Senior Talking on the Phone

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 9, 2021 – Seniors can receive support filing their 2020 Income Tax Returns through Coquitlam’s Seniors Pavilions. Phone appointments are available until April 30. 

Service Adapted to Keep Seniors Safe

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City News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

COVID-19 Grants Available to Community Organizations

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COQUITLAM, B.C., April 8, 2021 – Coquitlam is rolling out the next phase of grants to support community organizations with pandemic-related expenses.

As of today, the City is again accepting applications through its Community Support and...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Coquitlam Launches Support Program for Community Non-profits

CSRP - Non-Profit Support Wordmark Newsflash

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 8, 2021 – Coquitlam is launching a new program to support community non-profit organizations who are struggling due to the pandemic.  

The Community Volunteer Support Hub program is designed to support Coquitlam no...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Learn About the Cedar Drive Upgrade Project

A section of Cedar Drive that will be upgraded

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 7, 2021  The City of Coquitlam is hosting an online information session for anyone interested in learning more about the Cedar Drive Upgrade Project.

Construction will begin soon on this large utility, environmenta...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Operator Sought for First Café on Burke Mountain

Burke Moutain Village News Item

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 7, 2021 – Coquitlam is seeking an operator for the first café on Burke Mountain, in a spot with some of the best views in town.

The City has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the café lease adja...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Secure Your Attractants from Wildlife

Bear in Garbage

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 7, 2021 – As bears are active again and have already been spotted in local neighbourhoods, Coquitlam is reminding residents to do their part to keep bears away from unnatural food sources.

Simple actions residents can take...

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City News
Posted on: April 6, 2021

New Youth Centre Space, Same Services and Connections

Getaway Youth Centre New Location

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 6, 2021 – Coquitlam’s Getaway Youth Centre opens April 6 in its temporary new space, offering the same services and connections as always.

One of the City’s two youth centres, the Getaway, recently moved from the Centennial ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Many Recreation Options Available in Coquitlam

Fitness Centre Use

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 1, 2021 – Coquitlam recreation facilities continue to provide a variety of safe pre-registered drop-in recreation options.

  • Swimming – length, individual and family swimming; swimming lessons for ...
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City News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Extra Yard Trimmings Collection for Spring

Green Cart on Curb

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 31, 2021 – 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 Tuesday, April 6 until Thursday, May 1...

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City News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, April 12, 2021

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 31, 2021

Finding Trails Less Traveled in Coquitlam

Harper Park Bridge Forest

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 31, 2021 – Rather than frequenting the hotspots, residents are encouraged to explore Coquitlam’s lesser known – and therefore less crowded – trails this spring.

Looking for quieter loc...

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City News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Transforming a Donation into Searchable Archives

Archives Files

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 30, 2021 – If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to transform a jumbled box of historical materials into a pristine archival collection, a new online exhibit by the City of Coquitlam Archives sheds light on this painstaking process....

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City News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Plan for a Safe and Fun Easter Long Weekend in Coquitlam

Boy Hunting for Easter Eggs

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 30, 2021 – Coquitlam has all the makings for a safe and fun-filled Easter, with free activity kits, drop-in recreation and an abundance of outdoor space.

To help families plan a safe long weekend, the City has compiled a fre...

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City News
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Indoor Group Fitness Classes Cancelled but Many Options Available

Virtual Fitness Class

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 29, 2021 – Coquitlam has cancelled indoor adult group fitness classes until May 1, but continues to offer a variety of safe indoor and outdoor recreation options.

The City acted quickly to respond to today’s new o...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Coquitlam Businesses Encouraged to Use Outdoor Space in 2021

Patio Summer Restaurant

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 29, 2021 – As spring begins to lure more people outdoors, Coquitlam is encouraging businesses to take advantage of the opportunity to expand their services outside.

The City’s Temporary Outdoor Business Space prog...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Touchless Pedestrian Crossing Buttons Debut in City Centre

Touchless Crosswalk Button

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 24, 2021 – Coquitlam has installed its first touchless pedestrian crossing buttons at seven intersections along the City Centre SkyTrain corridor – a new measure to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

More EV Charging Stations Installed in Coquitlam

Tesla using EV Charging Station

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 24, 2021 – Coquitlam is completing another significant expansion of its electric vehicle charging network this spring.

Through Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program,  the City of Coquitlam will be installing ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Seniors Making the Most of Coquitlam Supports

Senior Swimming

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 23, 2021 – For a few hours a week, life almost feels normal again for a half-dozen seniors who exercise together – safely and at a distance – in the leisure pool at City Centre Aquatic Centre (...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Enjoy Coquitlam Parks Responsibly During Spring Break

Leigh Park

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 22, 2020 – With the arrival of spring break, 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 system &a...

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Posted on: March 21, 2021

Coquitlam Proud to Provide Civic Facilities for Vaccination Clinics

News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Mar. 21, 2021 –The City of Coquitlam is proud to support the COVID-19 BC Immunization Plan, and can now confirm that two civic facilities have been selected as a vaccination facility to be operated by Fraser Health. 

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Coquitlam Takes Steps to Protect Sensitive Salmon Habitat

Maple Creek Salmon Habitat

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 23, 2021 – Coquitlam installed fencing last week around Maple Creek to protect sensitive salmon habitat from unauthorized hiking and illegal dumping.

The City’s Urban Forestry staff put ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Youth Try Out Firefighting During Spring Break

Junior Firefighter Program

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 17, 2021 – A dozen Grade 11 and 12 students are finding out what it takes to be a firefighter this spring break in Coquitlam.

The youth are taking part in the third annual Junior Firefighter Program running March 19-26 throu...

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City News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Coquitlam Offers Outdoor Shelters to Businesses and Groups

Mackin Park Outdoor Shelter

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 17, 2021 – Coquitlam is providing free tents and covered spaces around the community to help businesses and community groups provide safe outdoor activities this spring.  

Coquitlam businesses, non-profit organizat...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Bears Know No Boundaries – Secure Waste and Attractants

Bear with Garbage Can

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 16, 2021 – Bears are becoming active again and have already been spotted in local neighbourhoods. As bears know no boundaries, the cities of Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam and Port Moody are working together to remind residents...

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City News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

2021 Utility Payments are Due

Paying Taxes

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 23, 2021 – There are a few days left to pay utility fees before the March 31 deadline.

After March 31, a five per cent penalty will be added to amounts unpaid. A further five per cent penalty is added to unpaid amounts on Sept. 30.

Ut...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Cedar Drive Upgrades To Bring Long-Lasting Infrastructure Improvements

A section of Cedar Drive that will be upgraded

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 16, 2021  A multi-year utility, environmental and road project will start next month at the north end of Cedar Drive.

The Cedar Drive Upgrade Project will happen in a number of phases, taking place from 2021 to 202...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Coquitlam to Deliver $2 Million in Pandemic Support in 2021

CSRP - News Flash Image

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 16, 2021 – Coquitlam is delivering an additional $2.1 million in pandemic support in 2021 to residents, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and other groups through its dedicated COVID-19 relief fund.

This year’s supports, provi...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Upgraded Courts Reopen at Hickey Park

Coquitlam - Hickey Park Newsflash 2

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 29, 2021  Improved surfaces, lighting, nets and other upgrades await sport court users at Hickey Park in Southwest Coquitlam.

The park’s tennis and ball hockey courts reopened earlier this year ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Get Four Free Months with Coquitlam Rec Facility Parking Pass

CCAC Parking

COQUITLAM, B.C., Mar. 11, 2021 – Coquitlam residents buying a one-year recreation facility parking pass in 2021 will get an extra four months for free. 

With facilities reopened, the City is offering the bonus months to encourage people ...

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City News
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Help Plant New Pollinator Gardens at Mundy Park

Planting

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 10, 2021 – Coquitlam green thumbs and families can dig in the dirt, help pollinators and beautify Mundy Park at a fun outdoor activity during spring break.

Individuals and members of the same household (up to six) can now register fo...

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City News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Provide Your Feedback on Updated City Website

Woman and son working on a laptop computer.

COQUITLAM, B.C., Mar. 9, 2021 – What do you think of Coquitlam’s updated website? Give the City your opinion this month for a chance to win a local shopping gift card.

Coquitlam is checking in with website users after launching its modern and user-friendly...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Register for Coquitlam’s April Recreation Programs March 10

Rec Registration News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 4, 2021 – Coquitlam’s popular monthly recreation programs will continue in April, with registration beginning Wednesday, March 10.

Program listing details will be viewable online Monday, March 8. Online registration is available 24/7...

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City News
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, March 15, 2021

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 3, 2021

Head Outdoors for Registered Recreation Programs

Outdoor Recreation

COQUITLAM, B.C., Mar. 3, 2021 – With spring around the corner, Coquitlam is offering registered recreation programs this month online and in local parks, fields and trails.

Now open for registration, the outdoor programs complement the City’s safe indoor r...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Road and Utility Upgrades Set for 2021

Sidewalk Curb Improvements

COQUITLAM, B.C., Mar. 3, 2021  About $97 million in roadwork and utility projects are under way in Coquitlam, including $37 million approved as part of the 2021 Capital Plan.With construction season ramping up soon, Engineering and Pub...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Pandemic Response Spurred Improved Services and Efficiency

Coquitlam Arial News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Mar. 2, 2021 – Coquitlam continued to cut red tape and find ways to work more efficiently in 2020, despite – and in some cases, because of – the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a progress report to Council Monday, the staff Busines...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Groundbreaking Anticipated this Spring for Centennial Field

Turf Field

COQUITLAM, B.C., Mar. 2, 2021 – Construction could begin as soon as April on a new lit artificial turf field at Centennial secondary to be shared by students and the community.

City Council approved the detailed design yesterday for a state-of-th...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Coquitlam Named as Smart21 Community

Aerial image of Coquitlam's City Centre at night

COQUITLAM, B.C., March 1, 2021 – Coquitlam has been named as one of the Smart21 Communities of 2021 by the Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF).

Coquitlam joins regional counterparts at the City of Maple Ridge and the Township of Langley, and inte...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Extensive Feedback Guides Next Stage of Southwest Housing Review

Southwest Coquitlam Aerial View

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 23, 2021 – Community input will guide the City on creating more affordable housing, sustainable transportation and livable neighbourhoods in Southwest Coquitlam.

In one of Coquitlam’s most responded-to public engag...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Coquitlam Seeks Input on South Extension to the Crunch

Coquitlam Crunch

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 22, 2021 – Coquitlam plans to extend the popular Coquitlam Crunch trail to southeast Coquitlam, and is inviting the public to provide feedback to inform the design.

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

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Protect Pets from Cougars

Cougar - 519x390

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 16, 2021 – Further to recent cougar sightings and attacks on small dogs in northeast areas of the city, Coquitlam residents are urged to take measures to protect their pets.

Following reports of these attacks in Coquitlam, t...

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City News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Coquitlam Rec Facility Hours Extended to Meet Demand

News Flash PSLC

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 16, 2021 – Coquitlam residents will have more time to enjoy safe indoor swimming, skating and fitness at the City’s two largest recreation facilities.

In response to ongoing public demand, the City is exte...

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City News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Coquitlam Recognized as a Top Employer for Fourth Year

2021 News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 16, 2021  The City of Coquitlam has been named a Top Employer in B.C. for the fourth year in a row.

In the annual competition led by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, t...

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City News
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Be Prepared for Snow

Snow News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 12, 2021 – As the Metro Vancouver forecast calls for dropping temperatures, winds and likely snow, Coquitlam residents are reminded to make sure they are prepared and ‘winter wise.'

There is potential for ...

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City News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, Feb. 22, 2021

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 10, 2021

City Centre Aquatic Complex Fitness Centre Temporarily Moves to Innovation Centre

Lifting a Weight

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 10, 2021  With work on the expansion of City Centre Aquatic Complex (CCAC) scheduled to begin later this month, the Fitness Centre equipment will be temporarily relocated to the nearby Innovation Centre a...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

New Bylaw Amendments Cut Red Tape, Improve Development Services

DAPR News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 10, 2021 – New regulatory improvements will provide residents and developers in Coquitlam with more clarity, consistency and flexibility when moving through the City’s development application process.

As a result of the City’s Develop...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

New Partnership to Manage Rental Housing in Coquitlam

Housing Affordability News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 11, 2021 – The City of Coquitlam has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BC Housing in an innovative partnership to support the creation of more below-market rental housing in the comm...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Message From the Mayor - Feb. 12, 2021

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Feb. 12, 2021

The pandemic has shown us what’s important, and for most of us, our loved ones top the list. So Family Day is a great opportunity to try something different and fun together.

Here’s an idea – bundle up and explore a park or lesser-known trail ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Coquitlam Archives Busy and Engaged in 2020

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 9, 2021  The City of Coquitlam Archives accomplished significant work during 2020, all while adapting to the realities of the global pandemic.

Highlights of 2020 activities include digitizing photographs a...

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City News
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Kids Can Stay Active in Coquitlam’s Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Camps 2021

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 9, 2021 – School-aged children and youth can stay active, have fun and connect with others safely in Coquitlam’s Spring Break Camps and other activities starting March 22. 

Program details are available at www.coquitlam.ca/re...

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City News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Celebrate Family Day Safely in Coquitlam

Family Day 2021

COQUITLAM, BC, Feb. 8, 2021 – It’s easy to create special memories with loved ones in your household. Our recreation and parks teams have a variety of opportunities available to keep us active, entertained – and safe...

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City News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Register for March Recreation Programs and Spring Break Camps Feb. 10

March 2021 Program Registration

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 5, 2021 – Coquitlam’s popular monthly recreation programs and spring break camps will start in March, with registration beginning Wednesday, Feb. 10.

There are all levels of fitness programs available in person or ...

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City News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Coquitlam Fire/Rescue Tips for Burn Awareness Week

Burn Awareness News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 4, 2021 – Coquitlam Fire/Rescue is reminding residents that National Burn Awareness Week is Sunday, Feb. 7 – Saturday, Feb. 13 and encouraging simple steps to help prevent burn injury.

Most burn injuries are preventable, yet ...

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City News
Posted on: February 2, 2021

No Public Access on Crystal Falls Trail

Crystal Falls News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 2, 2021 – Members of the public who regularly walk the trail along the Coquitlam River to Crystal Falls are advised that the property owner has recently blocked public access to the privately-owned sections of this trail.

Th...

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City News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Celebrate Family Day with a Family Activity Kit

Family Day Activity Kit

COQUITLAM, B.C., Feb. 1, 2021 – Create memories and celebrate Family Day this year with an activity kit full of activities and supplies – a perfect way to spend quality time with your family on the Family Day...

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City News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Have Your Say on Coquitlam’s Cannabis Regulations

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 29, 2021 – Coquitlam is inviting public comment on new regulations to control how businesses can grow, process and sell cannabis in the City. 

Coquitlam is in the process of developing policies and regulations for cannabis-re...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Facilities and Parks Improvements of $150 Million in Progress

Capital Projects News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 26, 2021  Coquitlam will continue to bustle with construction activity throughout 2021 and beyond, with projects valued at about $150 million either in progress or soon to be under way.

The major investment in new a...

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City News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Be Coyote Aware

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 22, 2021 – Coyotes live in urban areas around Coquitlam and there are recent reports of aggressive coyotes in a number of areas across the city:

  • along the Coquitlam River, and 
  • in neighbourhoods such as near Mackin P...
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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, January 25, 2021

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: January 11, 2021

Discount Period for Dog Licence Renewals Ends Jan. 31

Dog Licence PSA

COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 11, 2021– Dog owners in the City of Coquitlam are reminded that 2020 dog licences expired on Dec. 31 and the discount period to renew is underway. 

A dog licence is a valuable tool to help protect your pet by provid...

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City News
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Keep Up with Your Recreation Resolutions through February

February Program Registration

COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 7, 2020 – While you’re starting your new year fitness and recreation resolutions, plan now to keep the momentum going into February by registering for City of Coquitlam programs.

Visit www.coquitlam.ca/registration as of Tuesday, Jan....

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City News
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Improved Nature Park on Burke Mountain Already Popular

Harper Park

COQUITLAM, B.C., Jan. 6, 2021 – Outdoor enthusiasts are already enjoying the new and upgraded trails, amenities and park spaces at the expanded Harper Park on Burke Mountain, with improvements funded entirely through nearby development.

Major changes at th...

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Posted on: December 24, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Dec. 24, 2020

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Dec. 24, 2020

In my family, watching A Charlie Brown Christmas always kicked off the holiday season for us kids.

It drummed the meaning of Christmas into us, and many of those lessons still ring true today – in particular, the sentiment of peace on earth an...

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City News
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Coquitlam Facility Service Hours for December 2020

Holiday Service Hours

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 22, 2020 – Many of Coquitlam’s Civic Facilities have special operating hours or closures over the holiday season. Before you visit, be sure to visit the respective facility web page for details. 

Here are a few frequently req...

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City News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Tree Chipping Events in Coquitlam

Tree Chipping News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 23, 2020 – 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, 2020

Be Prepared for Snow

Winter Wise News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 22, 2020 – If yesterday’s snowfall caught you by surprise, now is a great time to make sure you are prepared and ‘winter wise’ for the next one.

Coquitlam crews have begun their winter resp...

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City News
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Dec. 22, 2020

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Dec. 22, 2020

Some people complain about our wet weather, but you know what they say: You don’t have to shovel rain. Well it’s time for us to join the rest of Canada. The snow has arrived. 

You may already know that here in Coqu...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Eateries to Score Your Fully-Cooked Holiday Dinner in Coquitlam

Tourism Coquitlam News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 18, 2020 –  Why not make life a little easier this holiday season? Give yourself a day off from cooking so you can spend more time relaxing with your household and less time washing up pots and pans. We’v...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Coquitlam Supports Seniors with Free Holiday Survival Guide

Seniors Holiday Survival Guide 2020

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 18, 2020 – Coquitlam is helping local seniors stay busy and entertained over the holidays with a free Holiday Survival Guide.

Packed with games, activities, recipes, wellness tips, trivia and more, the 30-page guide will be ...

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City News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

City Centre Aquatic Complex Renovation to Begin in February

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 16, 2020 – A major renovation and expansion of Coquitlam’s City Centre Aquatic Complex (CCAC) will begin in February, bringing more programs and improved services by the end of 2021. 

Monday night, Council...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Neighbourhood Planning Kicks off in January for Hazel-Coy

Conceptual drawing for future Hazel-Coy neighbourhood

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 15, 2020 – Planning will begin in the New Year for the Hazel-Coy neighbourhood, as the City looks at the future of this area on Burke Mountain.

Last night, Council approved an extensive consultation and planning process to c...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Sheffield Park Design to Reflect Community Feedback

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 15, 2020 – Coquitlam is moving ahead with detailed design work for a new family-friendly park coming to Burke Mountain next year.

Coquitlam staff recently made changes to the concept for the 0.81-hectare (two-acre) Sheffield...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Park an Extra 30 Minutes in City Centre for Free Starting Dec. 15

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 14, 2020 – Starting Dec. 15, diners and shoppers can park an extra half hour for free in Coquitlam’s City Centre.

With the holidays approaching, Coquitlam drivers will receive an additional 30 minutes of free street parking from pay s...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Coquitlam Marks Five Years of Housing Affordability Strategy

News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 14, 2020 – More dedicated rental units, more below-market rental units, and strong housing partnerships are all being highlighted as Coquitlam marks the fifth anniversary of the City’s Housing Affordability Strate...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Gift Giving Ideas You’ll Only Find in Coquitlam

Tourism Coquitlam News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 14, 2020 - If you’re in search of unique and wonderful gift ideas, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled this handy list of local favourites throughout Coquitlam where you’re sure to...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Stay and Play in Coquitlam this Holiday Season

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 11, 2020 – We’re being asked to stay close to home this holiday season and our recreation team has come up with lots of options to keep us active and entertained – and safe – while we stay and ...

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City News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Festival Hub Amenities Open at Town Centre Park

Town Centre Hub News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 11, 2020  Washrooms, seating and other newly-completed amenities are now open to the public at Town Centre Park.

The festival hub surrounding the TD Community Stage is now complete and awaits the return of...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Dec. 11, 2020

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Dec. 11, 2020

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Coquitlam. I’ve been enjoying seeing the lights and decorations go up at local homes and businesses – and one of the best things is that they spread holiday chee...

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City News
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Online Archives Exhibit Explores Coquitlam’s Heritage Homes

Archives News Flash

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 10, 2020 – While Coquitlam is a community abundant with modern infrastructure, the City Archives encourages residents to dig into the history of Coquitlam’s built heritage. 

The latest online exhi...

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City News
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Sport Fields, Courts and More Coming to Cottonwood Park

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 8, 2020  A year from now, Cottonwood Park will be double its current size and feature a range of new sport and recreation amenities for the growing Burquitlam neighbourhood.

Last night, Coquitlam Council di...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Robinson Cemetery Improvements Meet Changing Needs

Robinson Cemetery

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 8, 2020 – Improvements to Coquitlam’s cemetery will continue through the winter and spring, bringing more green burial options by next summer.

Council last night approved the detailed design for further enhancements at the north end o...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

2021 Coquitlam Budget Focuses on Community Support

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COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 8, 2020  Supporting the community through the pandemic will be the top priority in Coquitlam’s 2021 budget, scheduled for final adoption next week. 

Yesterday, City Council appr...

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City News
Posted on: December 7, 2020

New Crosswalk Improves Access to Coquitlam Crunch

Crunch News Item

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 7, 2020 – A new pedestrian crossing open today on Guildford Way will provide more options for accessing the Coquitlam Crunch trail.

The new signalized crossing will allow trail users to add a 10-minute (750-metre) w...

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City News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Register for Coquitlam’s January Recreation Programs Dec. 9

January 2021 Program Reg

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 4, 2020 – Many of Coquitlam’s popular recreation programs, such as swimming and skating lessons, will be continuing in the new year, with registration beginning Wednesday, Dec. 9. Details will be available online ...

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City News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Discovery Centre and Website Put Spotlight on Burke Mountain Village

Burke Moutain Village News Item

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 3, 2020 – The profile of Burke Mountain’s future village is getting a boost, with work now under way on a presentation centre and café, as well as the launch of a new website and video showcasing the li...

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City News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Winter Parking Restrictions Keep Coquitlam Streets Safer

Winter Wise

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. 2, 2020 – From November 1 to March 15 each year, several types of parking restrictions are implemented in areas of Coquitlam to assist City crews to plow streets clear from curb to curb making them safer for winter driving ...

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City News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - Monday, December 14, 2020

Coquitlam News Flash

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. Thi...

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City News
Posted on: November 27, 2020

Coquitlam Relaxes Sign Rules to Support Businesses

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

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

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Lend a Hand and Be a Good Neighbour this Winter

Snow Angels - 2020

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

 During a year that has been...

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City News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Coquitlam Rolls Out More Community Supports This Fall

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

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City News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Coquitlam Recreation Adapts to Latest Public Health Orders

News Flash Nov. Reg

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

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City News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Consider Ways to Give Local this Holiday Season

News Item Give Local

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

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

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City News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Coquitlam Introduces New Community Grants

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

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

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Now is the Time to Get Winter Wise

Winter Wise News Flash

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

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

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City News
Posted on: November 7, 2020

Coquitlam Suspends Group Fitness and Select Sport Activities

News Flash

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

Affected Programs

These cancell...

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City News
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Nov. 5, 2020

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Nov. 5, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - Nov. 16, 2020

Coquitlam

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

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City News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Take Steps to Prevent Flooding During Heavy Rain

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

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City News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Coquitlam Helps Support Physically-distant Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day 2020

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

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

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City News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Help Plan the Future of Coquitlam’s Sports Fields

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

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

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Webinars Help Coquitlam Businesses Get Online for Free

Webnames News Flash

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

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

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City News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 29, 2020

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Oct. 29, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Coquitlam Modifies Crunch Plans to Expand Trail Options

Coquitlam Crunch Fall News Flash

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

Last night, Council appro...

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City News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Online Archives Exhibit Explores Life of Student Nurses

Archives News Flash

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

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City News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Public Hearing on New City Centre Plan Set for November

Coquitlam City Centre

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

The major City Centre Area P...

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City Centre Area Plan City News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Plan Fun Activities at Home with Free Halloween Kit

Halloween Kits

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

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

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Give Bears Their Space as They Feed on Salmon

Salmon News Flash

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

Drivers stopping and pedestrians congregating to phot...

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Lights at Lafarge Cancelled for 2020

LAL Cancelled News Flash

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

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

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Have a Fun and Safe Halloween

Halloween News Flash

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

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Share Your Vision for the Future of Southwest Coquitlam

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

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Welcome the Salmon Home and Explore Coquitlam this Fall

Two people standing at an interpretive sign in Hoy Creek Park

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

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

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Get Double the Rebate for Energy-efficient Home Renos

Home Renos

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

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

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Stay Safe and Keep Your Distance from Bears

Urban Wildlife

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

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

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City News
Posted on: October 20, 2020

More Services Coming to Robinson Cemetery

Robinson Cemetery

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

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

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Customize Your Coquitlam Info with New Notify Me Service

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

The City’s n...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Coquitlam Celebrates Small Businesses

Small Business Week

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

Co...

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City News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Digital Parking Signage Project Expanded at Town Centre Park

Town Centre Park Lake View

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

The si...

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City News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Register for Coquitlam Recreation Programs Oct. 14

November December 2020 Program Registration

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

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City News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Coquitlam Recognized in National Community Competition

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

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

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City News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Feedback Sought on Revised Concept for Lafarge Lake Loop

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

The budgeted project – part of the implementation...

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City News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 8, 2020

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Oct. 8, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Plan Kitchen Fire Safety with Your Family

Fire Safety Cooking

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

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

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City News
Posted on: October 6, 2020

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

Heritage Management Strategy

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

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

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Coquitlam Unveils User-Friendly New Website

New Website Launch

 

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

Along with a fresh new loo...

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City News
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Submit Your Small Business Profile to Coquitlam

Small Business Open

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

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

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City News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Register for Emergency Preparedness and the Great British Columbia ShakeOut

The Great British Columbia Shake Out

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

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City News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

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

Volunteering

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

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Extra Yard Trimmings Collection to Start Oct. 5

Rake Fall Leaves

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

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

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City News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 2, 2020

Coquitlam

 

Oct. 2, 2020

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

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

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City News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Coquitlam Youth Centres Re-opened to Support Youth Recreation Needs

Youth Recreation

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

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

Fun Things to do at Youth Centres

Pr...

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City News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Coquitlam Indoor Sports Courts Available for Fitness Fun

Indoor Sports Basketball

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

Indoor sports court bookings available include:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Pickleball
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball

You must register ...

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City News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Spray Pads Open Until Monday in Coquitlam

Boy in spray park

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

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

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City News
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Streamlined Processes, Technology Improve Development Services

Coquitlam

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

Throug...

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City News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

$100 Rebate to Replace Your Old Clothes Washer

Washing Machine

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

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

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City News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Sept. 25, 2020

Coquitlam

 

Sept. 25, 2020

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

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

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City News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Secure Attractants as Bears Prepare to Hibernate

Bear with garbage

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

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

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City News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Last Chance for Input on Coquitlam’s 2021 Budget

Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Deadline Approaches for 2020 Tax and Utility Payments

Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Experience Live Arts and Culture at Kaleidoscope Starting Friday

Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Construction of Washrooms Begins at Lafarge Lake

Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Upgraded Don Cunnings Field Reopens at Town Centre Park

Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Coquitlam Rolls out More Community Supports this Fall

Coquitlam

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

This week City Council endorsed the ...

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Reformatted Kaleidoscope Festival Takes Art into the Community

Coquitlam

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

The fifth annual fest...

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Register for October Recreation Programs as of Sept. 16

Coquitlam

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

Everybody’s favourite program...

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City News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Coquitlam Residents Urged Caution Due to High Fire Risk

Coquitlam

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

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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 9, 2020

More Options Coming for Popular Seniors’ Meal Program

Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Major Upgrades Coming to Hickey Street Reservoir Park

Coquitlam

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

Improvements to the park’s tennis...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Convenient Options Available for Tax and Utility Payments

Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Coquitlam Urges Road Safety As Students Head Back to School

Coquitlam

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

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City News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

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

Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Sept. 3, 2020

Coquitlam

 

Sept. 3, 2020

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

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City News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Stay Safe on the Trails in Bear Country

Coquitlam Crunch

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

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

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City News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

New Archives Exhibit Unveils the Magic of Photo Conservation

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

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

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City News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Design Your Own 2021 Budget for Coquitlam

Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Help Design the Future Sheffield Park

Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Have Your Say on Improvements to Spani Pool

Woman in park on a laptop

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

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

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City News
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Improvements Coming to Address Coquitlam Crunch Concerns

Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Coquitlam in Bloom Activities Focus on Community Spirit, Pollinators

Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Durant Linear Park Unveiled in Coquitlam

Durant Linear Park

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

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

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City News
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Show Pollinators Some Love and Help Coquitlam Bloom

Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Help Keep Bears Safe

Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Register for Coquitlam September Recreation Programs Aug. 12

Coquitlam

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

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City News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Responsible Use Encouraged at Coquitlam Parks

Coquitlam

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

Use of Coquitlam’s park sys...

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City News
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Road Map Will Chart the Course for Major Coquitlam Facility Projects

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

This week, Council-in-Committee ...

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City News
Posted on: August 4, 2020

R&B and Indie Artists Wrap Up Summer Concert Series

Coquitlam

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

Reformatted to an online setting t...

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City News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Message From the Mayor - July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020

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

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

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City News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Work on Heritage Management Strategy Enters Next Phase

Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Discovery Centre and Coffee Shop Coming to Burke Mountain in 2021

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

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

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City News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Be Mindful of Fire Safety While Doing Home Renovations

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

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City News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Have Your Say on Options for Sheffield Park

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

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

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City News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Coquitlam Tackles Impact of Climate Change with New Plan

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

Developed over the past year, the d...

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City News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Enjoy Activities at Coquitlam Rec Facilities this Month

Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

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

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

Tourism Coquitlam is encouraging people to...

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City News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

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

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

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City News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Tips for Coquitlam Homeowners to Prevent Wildfires

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

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City News
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Coquitlam Shoppers Will Shop Locally – With Safety Measures

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

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

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City News
Posted on: July 21, 2020

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

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

The soulful and jazzy Bukola Balogun, alter...

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City News
Posted on: July 20, 2020

More New Patios Coming to Coquitlam

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

As part of its efforts to...

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City News
Posted on: July 20, 2020

More Indoor City Facilities Reopening Soon in Coquitlam

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

Based on B.C.’s Res...

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City News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Coquitlam Reimagines its Block Party Program

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

New Requirements During the Pandemic

Block part...

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City News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Outdoor Pickleball Court Piloted at Blue Mountain Park

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

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

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City News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Smokers Face Hefty Fines in Coquitlam Parks

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

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City News
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Improvements Coming to Crunch Trail Through Five-year Plan

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

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

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City News
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Coquitlam Increases Time Allotment for Outdoor Pool Swims

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

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

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City News
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Food Vendors Return to Town Centre Park

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

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

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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Message From the Mayor - July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020 

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

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City News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Coquitlam Moves Forward with Environmental Plan

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

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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Register for Modified August Camps and Programs

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

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

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City News
Posted on: July 3, 2020

Online Summer Concert Series Kicks Off July 10

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

Presented virtually this year due ...

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City News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Have Your Say July 6 on Plans to Modernize Commercial Zones

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

The online Public Hearing, starting...

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City News
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Packed Entertainment Lineup Planned for Canada Day

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

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City News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Celebrate Canada Day at Home with Help from Coquitlam Businesses

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Tree Watering Program Maintains Coquitlam’s Urban Forest

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

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

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

 

June 25, 2020

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Stay Connected with Free Wi-Fi Around Coquitlam

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

The City is continually im...

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

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

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

Increased Frequency Responds to Resident Preferences  

The City ...

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Eagle Ridge and Spani Outdoor Pools Open June 27

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Coquitlam Kicks off 75 Days of Summer

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

While your summer vacation plans may have changed...

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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Coquitlam Launches Two-year Review of Southwest Housing

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

Council approved the scope and pr...

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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

More Coquitlam Residents Helping to Keep Bears Away

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Coquitlam Invests in Business Recovery

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Coquitlam Celebrates its Environmental Champions

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Help Rid Coquitlam of Invasive Species

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

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

 

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

There is n...

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City News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Environmental Achievement Awards Announced June 22

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Town Centre Recycling Depot Reopens

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

Located on Trevor Wingrove ...

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City News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Watch for New Streamlined Curbside Collection Calendar

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - June 15

Coquitlam

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

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City News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Public Consultation to Resume on City Projects

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Join in Coquitlam’s Online Canada Day Event at Home

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Coquitlam Reopens Fields and Courts to Sport User Groups

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Appointments Now Accepted for Select City Services

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

After being closed since M...

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City News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Coquitlam Residents Surveyed on New Shopping Habits

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Outreach Campaign Offers Support to Coquitlam Businesses

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

The outreach campaign i...

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City News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Message From the Mayor - June 11, 2020

 

June 11, 2020

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

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City News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Spray Pads and Outdoor Pools Opening Soon in Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Spaces Still Available in Coquitlam Kids’ Camps and Adult Fitness

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

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City News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Regional Coordination of Re-Opening Dates

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

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City News
Posted on: June 8, 2020

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

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

City Accomplishments Highlighted in 2019 Annual Report

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

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

June 5, 2020

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

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City News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Coquitlam Introduces Plan for Phased Reopening

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

The City has been methodically wor...

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City News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Message From the Mayor - May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Coquitlam Adopts Expedited Process for Business Outdoor Spaces

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Options Available to Taxpayers as 2020 Notices Mailed Out

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Coquitlam Reopens Playgrounds and Outdoor Sport Courts

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

The reopening – which...

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City News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Construction of New Mundy Park Playground Begins Soon

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

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

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City News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Virtual Seniors’ Week Kicks Off Today in Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Playgrounds Set to Reopen Across the Tri-Cities

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

Starting today the three citi...

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City News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Register June 1 for Modified Summer Camps and Programs

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Photo Backdrops and Frames Help Grads Celebrate

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Coquitlam Puts In Motion Plans to Support Businesses

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Video and Resources Encourage Residents to Go by Bike

 

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

City Park Hosts Supporting Safe Trail and Park Use

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Message From the Mayor - May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

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

Fol...

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City News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Love Your Lawn Again with These Tips

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

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City News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Major Expansion to EV Charging Network in Coquitlam

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

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

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

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

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City News
Posted on: August 15, 2020

Stage 1 Water Use Restrictions Now in Effect

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Online Awards Honour Those Supporting Tri-Cities Youth

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

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City News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Coquitlam Offers Meal Delivery and Other Support to Seniors

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

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City News
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Enjoy the Outdoors Safely with CoquitlamSPIRIT

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Message From the Mayor - May 14, 2020

 

May 14, 2020

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Unlimited Yard Trimmings Collection and Large Item Pickup Programs Resume

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

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

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City News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

City Thanks Community for CoquitlamSPIRIT

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

The vide...

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City News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

New Technology Solutions Improve Service Now, and Tomorrow

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

Technological innov...

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City News
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Paid Opportunities Offered for Coquitlam Canada Day Celebration

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Virtual Exhibit Celebrates International Nurses Day

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

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City News
Posted on: August 8, 2020

Fee Changes and e-Signatures Support Economic Recovery

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

Temporary changes to the City&rsq...

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City News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Coquitlam Reimagines its Summer Events and Celebrations

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Five Ideas for Those Seeking a Trail Less Travelled

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

New Portal and Survey Launched to Support Businesses

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

Accessed through letstalk...

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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.

Whet...

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City News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Help Keep Parks and Trails Clean and Safe

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Select Outdoor Amenities To Reopen Saturday

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Open Letter from City Council to Our Community

May 6, 2020

Dear Coquitlam residents and businesses:

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

The...

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City News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Coquitlam Offers Ideas to Celebrate Moms this Mother’s Day

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

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City News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Get Prepared During Emergency Preparedness Week

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

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City News
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Options Available as Recreation Facilities Remain Closed

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

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

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City News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Free Activities for All Ages as Coquitlam Pilots Online Classes

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

Reg...

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City News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Youth Week

April 29, 2020

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

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City News
Posted on: April 28, 2020

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

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

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

Coquitlam Crunch Users Reminded to Maintain Distance

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

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City News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Coquitlam Extends Program Cancellation, Looks to Summer

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

The decisi...

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City News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Community Role Essential for COVID-19 Compliance

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

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

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City News
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Message from The Mayor - April 2

Apr. 2, 2020

Dear Coquitlam residents,

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

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City News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Coquitlam Businesses Encouraged to Access Supports and Resources

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

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

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City News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Coquitlam Fitness and Recreation Goes Virtual

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

The City is gr...

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City News
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Bear Sightings Prompt Reminder to Secure Attractants

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

After learning ...

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City News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Modifications to Coquitlam Curbside Waste Collection

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

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City News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Coquitlam Cancels Events in May, Assesses Others

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

On March 16,...

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City News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Message from the Mayor

Dear Coquitlam residents,

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

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City News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

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

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

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City News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Coquitlam Cracks Down on Unauthorized Supply Sales

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

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

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City News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Coquitlam Planning & Development Services During COVID-19

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

Contacting Plannin...

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City News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Recreation Program Registration Delayed to April 8-9

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

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

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City News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Coquitlam Closes Dog Parks in Response to COVID-19

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

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

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City News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

A Message From The Mayor - March 20, 2020

Dear Coquitlam residents,

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

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City News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Coquitlam Will Not Enforce March 31 Utility Bill Deadline

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

Coquitlam Council recognizes the extraordinary circumstances created by...

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City News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Coquitlam Temporarily Closes City Playgrounds

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

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

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City News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Coquitlam Closes All City Facilities to Public

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

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City News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Coquitlam Closes Recreation Facilities, Cancels Events and Camps

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

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City News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Refunds and Registration for City Programs

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

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City News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

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

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

As of S...

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City News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

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

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

While the COVI...

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City News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Coquitlam Junior Fire Fighter Program Year Two

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

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City News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Coquitlam Taking Proactive Measures to Support Public Safety

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

Mu...

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City News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Plans for Town Centre Park and Lake Loop Trail

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

Council g...

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: February 25, 2020

$140 Million in Parks and Facilities Upgrades Under Way

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

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City News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - Feb. 24

Coquitlam

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

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

2020 Utility Payments are Due

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

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

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City News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Coquitlam Recognized as a Top Employer for Third Year

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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.’

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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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