Step-by-Step Home Buying Process

Home Buying Process

Step-by-Step Home Buying Process If you are new to B.C. or a first-time homebuyer, buying a home can feel like a daunting experience. Over the years, my mentor (John Grasty) and I have developed a step-by-step guide to help simplify this process. 1. Choose a Realtor then Analyze Your Needs/Goals with your Realtor When it … Read more

Royal LePage Q4 2018 House Price Survey

Royal LePage Q4 2018 House Price Survey Royal LePage just released their 2018 Q4 House Price Survey results and the news is mixed. Phil Soper, President and CEO of Royal LePage, described the inflation as leading to “…dangerous overheating in our most populous regions” but noted that we are in a correctional cycle. Alex Macpherson … Read more

National Indigenous People’s Day

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National Indigenous People’s Day On Thursday, June 21, we will be attending the National Indigenous People’s Day Celebration presented by the Port Moody Ecological Society’s Welcome Post Project. This event takes place at Rocky Point Park from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. With traditional drumming, singing, and a blessing ceremony, this is a cultural event to … Read more

Recognizing Gerry Nuttall

Gerry Nuttall

Recognizing Gerry Nuttall We’re very pleased to recognize our friend Gerry Nuttall who is being bestowed with the prestigious Freedom of the City designation by the City of Port Moody this Saturday, June 16, 2018. John has known Gerry for many years, working together with him on committees and boards including an economic development committee, a Parks … Read more

A Question of Accountability in Port Moody

Since the Tri-City News published this letter, “Has province’s charter failed? on October 5th, I’ve discovered that the annual report issued by Port Moody does not comply to the basic requirements of public accountability required by the Community Charter. The Port Moody website says, “In accordance with the provincial Municipal Charter, Port Moody publishes an … Read more

Why are we discussing a Municipal Auditor General?

So why are we discussing a Municipal Auditor General? Wasn’t the introduction of the Community Charter in 2004 designed to balance greater municipal autonomy with greater municipal accountability? Have we been sold another bill-of-goods? Part 4 Division 5 of the Community Charter lays out a requirement for municipalities to produce an annual municipal report by June 30. … Read more

Container gardening on our Port Moody roof!

We are fortunate to have a modest rooftop terrace where growing our own fresh vegetables has great appeal. We have an open sunny location with direct rain and tap water available, and not being experienced gardeners we want to start with something simple. We’re in the early research, planning and design stages, and to start … Read more

Port Moody Councillors display Disdain and Disinterest

It was disappointing not to say depressing to listen to Port Moody Council last Thursday.  Not realizing perhaps that John Peller, a member of one of the City’s most historic families was in the room, a majority of Councillors repeatedly suggested that the genuine interest for an Evergreen station in West Port Moody was a … Read more

A Tribute to Bravery…

Canada’s last known Veteran of the First World War, John “Jack” Babcock, passed away on February 18, 2010, marking the end of an era in Canada’s military history. Canada’s population was less than eight million people when WWI broke out in 1914, but more than 650,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders served overseas to protect the peace … Read more

Western Station for Port Moody…

City of Port Moody Council Meeting, May 12, 2009  – Public Input Your Worship and Council:  John Grasty, owner at 84 Grant Street, Moody Centre. My West End neighbours in the diverse areas of College Park, Glenayre, Seaview, Seaforth, East Hill, and Harbour Heights, have told us for many years about taking their business out … Read more

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