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Burke Mountain Schools Meeting Recap

At the Burke Mountain Community Schools Information Meeting last night, School District #43 announced that the land has been secured for five new schools at Burke Mountain in partnership with Wesbild, the City of Coquitlam, and the Government of British Columbia. It was also announced that Wesbild has donated $5 million to fund a synthetic […]

New Construction Environmental Initiatives

During construction, Wesbild takes care to ensure that we are respecting and protecting the sensitive habitat around our neighbourhoods. Most recently, we have been working on clearing and servicing our newest neighbourhood along Sheffield Avenue, east of Princeton Avenue. Here are two new ways we are minimizing environmental impact with construction around our new Partington […]

Living with Wildlife: Bears

One of the main reasons bears enter a neighbourhood is due to mismanaged garbage. The bears cannot change their behaviour, but we can. Here are some great tips that Coquitlam’s Urban Wildlife Coordinator shared with us about reducing bear attractants in your yard. Reduce Bear Attractants: Store garbage indoors, in your garage or shed, in […]

Summer Lawn Watering Restrictions

Did you know that a healthy lawn only needs about 2.5cm of water – or about 1 hour of sprinkling – each week? With the warmer weather comes Coquitlam’s Summer Watering Restrictions. Coquitlam implements sprinkling restrictions to help ease the demands on the City’s water supply. Sprinkling regulations are in effect June 1 through September […]

Burke Mtn Schools Community Info Session

School District #43 has announced an Information Session on the future of schools at Burke Mountain. Residents of Burke Mountain are invited to attend the meeting, hosted by School District #43 with participation from Wesbild, the City of Coquitlam, and other partners. After the presentation, residents will have an opportunity to ask questions about future school […]

Living With Wildlife: Coyotes

Spring means longer days, warmer weather, and more wildlife sightings on Burke Mountain. There have been increased sightings of coyotes in our neighbourhood over the past few weeks, so we’d like to share a few tips to keep your family and pets safe. Spring is denning season for coyotes. From April to mid-May, coyote pups […]

Highland Estates – Grand Opening May 2

Join Morningstar Homes at the Grand Opening of Highland Estates on Saturday, May 2! The Grand Opening of Highland Estates will redefine luxury homes in Coquitlam. Each estate home features 5 gracious bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, finished basement, and 4,800 sq. ft. of elegance at every turn. Generous windows invite incredible views and greenspace inside, […]

European Chafer Beetles

Have you noticed the turned-up lawns across the Tri-Cities? The problem of the European Chafer Beetle is plaguing not only private residences, but City lawns as well. The beetle “grubs” feed on grass and plant roots, and attract animals and birds to tear up the lawn in search of them. Even if the beetle hasn’t […]

Invasive Species Reminder

Remember: anything dumped in the water sources at Burke Mountain could make their way to one of our local creeks, which are fish-bearing. These invasive species can choke out native species, extinguishing them from the ecosystem entirely. Plus, releasing live animals into the wild is illegal! Invasive species are anything that aren’t naturally found in […]

Hyde Creek Watershed Society Open House

Join the Hyde Creek Watershed Society on Saturday, April 25 for their Open House! WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 10am – 3pm WHERE: Hyde Creek Education Centre & Hatchery Join us for a fun time learning about Salmon and our natural environment. Release Salmon Fry into Hyde Creek. View our displays and four season […]