This week the waters of the Fraser River are rising, and the Kwiketlem First Nation looking for volunteers to help sandbag. Back in 2007, residents of the Tri-Cities came out in great numbers, and this year the threat is even greater.
Fred Hulbert, a Councillor with the Kwikwetlem First Nations, is creating an E-mail List of people willing to come out to place sandbags at possible breach points if the river starts to rise. If the flood happens, it will likely happen over the Canada Day long weekend, depending on what the weather is like over the next few days.
If you would like to be added to the Kwikwetlem First Nation Flood Response E-Mail List, please e-mail: fred (at) kwikwetlem.com
If you like the calming effect of having the Mounties taking care of business in the Coquitlam, you’re in luck for the next 20 years. The City of Coquitlam has agreed to a new deal with the RCMP. There were a few reservations from some councillors as they signed on the dotted line. Councillors Selina Robinson and Terry O’Neill go a little more in depth in their blogs.
Edit – Port Coquitlam signed on as well on Monday night.
The new Port Mann bridge continues to become a reality. The centre span of the 10 lane suspension bridge is up. Did you know that the new bridge will be the widest cabled bridge in North America? Personally I’m looking forward to every cheapskate in Metro Vancouver trying to stuff themselves onto the Pattullo. They’ll not only save a couple bucks, but get an hour long detour through the wide open traffic vistas of New Westminster. I can hear high pitched whine of brake linings and New West residents already.
Here’s an interesting tidbit. 39% of all trash from single-family homes in Metro Vancouver is discarded food. This compositing thing is looking better all the time. I would say that number sounds about right, the heaviest thing we haul out to the curb each week is that compost bucket.
Love a good local history story, and Sarah Payne of the Tri-City News gives us the history of the Appleyard House in Port Moody. Most recently the house was home to the Heritage House Pizza Company on Clarke Street, but now it’s moving again to make way for the Evergreen Line.
On the hunt for good food, this week coffee.foodies enjoys the Dinakis Mediterranean Grill in Port Coquitlam.