Serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra since 1984 FRIDAY 3 January 11, 2013 Registered dietitian Gloria Tsang and other experts offer tips on sticking to your new year’s resolution Your source for local news, sports, opinion and entertainment: www.thenownews.com A radio station for locals Mayors to talk policing Politicians will discuss idea of a regional force New station, CKPM, will focus exclusively on the Tri-Cities, owner says Jeremy Deutsch Jeremy Deutsch email@example.com At various times, politicians from all three Tri-Cities municipalities have mused separately about the various policing models for each community. Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam have signed on for the RCMP, while Port Moody continues with its municipal force. In a few short weeks, elected officials from all three cities will get together to discuss another law and order option — a regional police force. The meeting, which is planned for the end of the month, is essentially an education session for politicians, and is set to include guest speakers who will provide arguments both for and against the idea of regional policing. The session was inspired by PoCo Mayor Greg Moore following the release of a report into missing women linked to serial killer Robert Pickton. The 1,400-plus page report, which was based on an inquest headed by former attorney general Wally Oppal, recommended a regional police force for the Lower Mainland. Moore said he saw the issue as a big topic in his own city and figured there was a way for all three municipalities to come together. “Since this is going to be a very topical issue for us in local government in the CONT. ON PAGE 4 see WALLY. firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa King/NOW HELLO, PORT MOODY: David Cannon, a DJ at the new Port Moody radio station CKPM, broadcasts from the station’s studio on Moray Street. Vera’s Burger Shack 17th • Location NOW OPEN IN PORT MOODY Vancouver’s Best Burger 9 years running “YOU CAN’T BEAT VERA’S MEAT”® • • Weekday Special Combo $11.49 Burger & Beer $ 10.99 Burger of the Month Combo $6.99 If you’ve noticed a new sound on the airwaves in the Tri-Cities recently, it’s not your imagination. What you’re likely hearing is a brand-new radio station on the FM dial that is decidedly Tri-Cities. Located in Port Moody, CKPM-FM 98.7 is the Lower Mainland’s newest independent radio station. Broadcasting from a studio still somewhat under construction on Moray Street, the station had a “soft launch” in December playing Christmas tunes. But over the course of the year, the station intends to expand its format to play what’s considered adult-album alternative, while offering a full complement of spokenword and informational programs. While a radio station based in the TriCities solely dedicated to a suburban market might be a surprise to some, it’s nothing new for owner Matthew McBride. The businessman got his start in radio in 1981 working for a variety of stations in several major Western Canadian markets. But after several years, McBride said he got tired of working for other people and decided to pursue his own broadcast business. So he acquired broadcast licences from the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission in the small towns of Tofino and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island, and in Pemberton. “This is what I do; I start radio stations,” he told The NOW. CKPM will be the fourth station in his stable. However, unlike the major stations that cover Metro Vancouver and beyond, CKPM will be focused solely on the TriCities. “Our focus is not so much on the music we play … but it’s on the content between the music — the connecting to the com CONTINUED ON PAGE 4, see NEW RADIO STATION. 254A Newport Drive, Port Moody (Newport Village) DINE-IN, TAKE-OUT, WEB ORDER AT: 3 parkades nearby www.verasburgershack.com or call 604-492-3392 to Pick Up your order.