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Letter of the Week: The gift of life is the best present you can give this time of year

As the Christmas and holiday season is fast upon us, please take the time to consider giving the greatest gift of all: donating life-saving blood. 300 more words


Teen charged with swatting incidents in Florida expected in court

VANCOUVER – A 17-year-old Coquitlam boy is scheduled to make a court appearance today. He’s accused of calling in fake emergencies in Florida.

U.S. authorities say last September the boy called police saying he was going to shoot everyone at a high school. 223 more words


Missing Coquitlam woman not seen since July 4

VANCOUVER – A missing 37-year-old woman has not been seen since July 4 and Coquitlam RCMP are hoping the public can help find her.

Gladys Prudencio Ynzon, 37, was last seen at her Port Coquitlam home on July 4 but has not been seen since. 175 more words


Coquitlam family left homeless after Thursday's windstorm

A Coquitlam family is facing numerous challenges after their home was seriously damaged in Thursday night’s windstorm. Jennifer Palma reports

Jessica Kjos and her daughter are thankful to have escaped injury after three trees fell on their Coquitlam home during Thursday’s windstorm. 208 more words


Coquitlam teen facing multiple charges in alleged "swatting" incidents

A Coquitlam teen is facing serious charges in connection with three separate “swatting” incidents that allegedly happened in two communities in Florida.

The three incidents of “swatting”, which is a prank that involves a hoax call to police for the purpose of having a SWAT or Special Weapons and Tactics team respond to a home, school or business; happened in the communities of Winter Haven and Fort Meade in Polk County, Florida. 514 more words


ICBC issues warning after two pedestrians killed in Lower Mainland

ICBC warned pedestrians and drivers to be extremely careful on the roads after two pedestrians were struck and killed by cars on a stormy Monday night in the Lower Mainland. 243 more words