Teri Towner - Coquitlam City Councillor

Celebrating Women Influencers

I am honoured to have been nominated by various colleagues and community members for four categories in the inaugural Women’s Collaborative Hub Women Influencers Awards.  And to see my name listed as a finalist amongst such outstanding people is something I truly cherish.  But I will admit, the best part of this entire initiative for […]

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Litter Pick-up in Coquitlam City Centre

Every City Councillor serves six weeks in an “Acting Mayor” role and some of us, while “acting”, also honour a duty with respect to Council’s Adopt-a-Street responsibilities around City Hall. I have been in this role since August 15 and have been performing Litter Duty on segments of Pinetree and Guildford. Although I do pick […]

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Farm to Food Bank

Back in late August, it was discovered that a Coquitlam farmer, Farmer Ewen, was “done” with his end-of-season blueberry crop but lots of berries remained.  I used to work for SHARE Society and am familiar with the fact that food bank hamper recipients don’t receive very much fresh produce – most, if not all, of the food […]

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Welcoming – and Bidding Farewell – to a Little Winged Trooper

Late last month, in my role as Acting Mayor, I was given a really neat, heartwarming opportunity; one you would say was for the birds. It’s a story definitely worth chirping about; one worth a tweet or two.  🙂  You may have heard about the Bullock’s Oriole who was discovered WAY off her migration course […]

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Socks & Underwear Drive for Our Community’s Homeless

I attended a Tri-Cities Homelessness and Housing Task Group meeting this morning and learned that Coquitlam’s homeless shelter – including the transitional housing – is in need of a few items. Shoes for both genders are needed but what’s REALLY in need right now are warm socks and underwear: sports bra type bras (easier to fit) and […]

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“A true time capsule legacy for the community” ~ Phil Alain, co-founder of Mural Mosaic

I am very excited to announce that Coquitlam will be participating in the Canada 150 Mosiac National Mural Project!  In my role as Coquitlam’s  Canada 150 Community Leader for FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) this project was brought to my attention as an idea.  I’d never heard of it and our Tri-Cities neighbours – and […]

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A Wonderful Article Written by Kwantlen Polytechnic University student, Ashley Hyshka

Tri-Cities Friends of Refugees Extends Helping Hand to Syrian Refugees

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Reflections on 1000 Days

Today it has been exactly 1000 days since the 2014 municipal election, 1000 days since the voters put their trust in me and eight others to guide Coquitlam forward. I must say that it began with a steep learning curve. Local government is much more complex than it used to be, and much more complex […]

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Kudos to Community Volunteers

Back in May when I left Blue Mountain Park I found an Auto Crime Prevention Notice tucked onto my windshield.  I found the reminder to be very useful and although I don’t leave valuable in my cars, I now pay attention to ensure I leave NOTHING in my car.  When I was leaving last week’s […]

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Saturday is voting day!

Tomorrow will be Saturday November 15. Provincial laws require that I cannot change anything on my website on general Election Day, so I am posting this at dinner time because of how important this reminder is. Residents throughout British Columbia get to exercise their democratic right to elect their municipal government representatives. Did you know that you have the greatest opportunity […]

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