Mohammed Jawara was just a child of about 12 when he fled his home country of Liberia. Charles Taylor was leading a rebel war, and his infamous soldiers killed Jawara's aunt and uncle, while the young boy fled with his family to a refugee camp in neighbouring Sierra Leone.
When Langley Mayor Peter Fassbender was elected as the B.C. Liberal MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood, he was quick to call out Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan as a hindrance to the province moving forward on its transit issues.
Christine Stoneman says she doesn't believe jobs are that hard to find.Despite Statistics Canada's most recent Labour Force Survey, which reported the B.C. unemployment rate at 6.4 per cent in April, Stoneman is still confident there are opportunities out there, even in Burnaby.
Is it possible to feed yourself on pocket change? Chris Miele, who lives on the border of Burnaby and Coquitlam, is finding out with a five-day challenge to raise awareness about extreme poverty, while spending only $1.75 for food per day.
The Burnaby Teachers' Association may be crying foul over the school district's decision to lay off 75 teachers, but the district says these layoffs are just part of the system and have to happen every year.
Boishakhi Utsab/Spring Festival, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Bonsor Recreation Complex banquet hall, 6550 Bonsor Ave. UTSAB - A Cultural Heritage of Bengal is celebrating Spring Festival. It will be an evening of fun-filled cultural activities. All ages, cost is $5/per person, Children under five years get in for free.
And then there was one. While the Liberals took pundits by surprise, securing another majority in Tuesday's provincial election, they lost a seat in Burnaby, leaving Richard Lee as the sole remaining Liberal in the city.
It was a close race in Burnaby-North, with final results not in by press time. But B.C. Liberal candidate Richard Lee stayed ahead of B.C. NDP candidate Janet Routledge by a thin margin of votes throughout the evening.