Sometimes, a moment in history comes alive in a remembered song, or a certain fragrance in the air. Sometimes it's a person's voice or a long-forgotten memento found in the bottom of a box.
But photographs - even when they're wrinkled, yellowed and torn - can bring the past alive like nothing else. The right photo is a window to the past that can show how much things have changed - and, in some cases, how much they've stayed the same.
In early April, the NOW kicked off its series, Then & NOW, by reporter Christina Myers. The series features glimpses into the city of Burnaby, past and present, through photos and historical information.
This gallery features all of the photos from the series, as they are published. Check back for more additions to the gallery as future instalments of Then & NOW appear in our print and web editions.
Have your own "then and now" story? Share it with us by emailing email@example.com.
To read the individual stories in this series, see the following: