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Port Moody's waterfront. (CARMINE MARINELLI/24 HOURS)

Port Moody - where should it grow?

The contention is over the official community plan. It's a plan that lays out the future direction of Port Moody and was just drastically amended in mid- October to, among other things, consider how the Evergreen Line would impact the city's development.

Change is coming along the Evergreen Line. (CARMINE MARINELLI/24 HOURS)

Coquitlam - Density mentality here to stay

Changes are coming to Burquitlam. It’s a neighbourhood built for single family homes with a car for each household – “big asphalt” is how some long time residents may describe it.

Protest tents set up on Burnaby Mountain, in violation of city bylaws. (ADA SLIVINSKI/24 HOURS)

Burnaby ignores bylaws for protest

Burnaby is taking Kinder Morgan to court to force surveyors to follow municipal bylaws, but when it comes to bylaw enforcement on anti-pipeline protesters, they've handed responsibility to the RCMP - who say they won't immediately move people.

Whistler has been hit with plenty of snow. (SUBMITTED)

Snow creeps closer to local slopes

Attention snow enthusiasts — snow boarders, skiers, snowshoers and all that — the white stuff is coming down like its “winter wonderland” up in Whistler as the Lower Mainland’s North Shore sits in wait.

Surrey homeless camp. (SUBMITTED)

Surrey boots homeless from camp

Homeless campers in Surrey were “kicked to the curb” Thursday — removed from a private property — by RCMP and local bylaw officers, says the owner of the land in question.

Craig Mutch transforms the behemoth into a funky jack-o-lantern. (PATRICK COLVIN/24 HOURS)

Monster Vancouver pumpkin turns heads

A celebrity pumpkin from south of the border — weighing 1,233 pounds — has made its way through Langley and Cloverdale enroute to Vancouver, where it’s sure to be the biggest jack-0- lantern on the block come Halloween.

A Vancouver public art exhibition of bronze sculpture called A-mazing Laughter. File photo

B.C. is nation's arts mecca

New research indicates B.C. may be Canada’s artistic mecca, having the highest percentage of artists in the country whose primary income is derived from their craft.

Many details are still unknown about the Compass Card system. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

TransLink delays Compass 'tap-outs'

TransLink says that by early 2015 about one-quarter of potential Compass Card users will have the smart farecard in their hands when tapping onto transit — but at the same time, it’s putting a temporary hold on the need to tap off.

Fireworks seized by Surrey. (SUBMITTED)

Surrey fireworks stings defuse dealers

Four hundred “bricks” of firecrackers, several hundred roman candles, 60 packs of airbombs and more — worth $13,000 in total — have been seized from the hands of illegal firework dealers in Surrey.

A Kinder Morgan worker conducting survey work on Burnaby Mountain. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

Burnaby to appeal Kinder Morgan ruling

The City of Burnaby decided Monday it will appeal a National Energy Board ruling that granted Trans Mountain the ability to conduct survey work on city land in order to explore the proposed route for the Kinder Morgan expansion project.