While my husband and I walk our dog each day, we also pick up litter. Saturdays and Sundays are the worst because the young people who party into the night on weekends always leave their fast food bags, wrappers, leftovers, beer cans, and liquor bottles strewn all over the local elementary school grounds. What makes us the most angry, however, is when the partiers smash their bottles on the basketball court and in the adventure playground and sandbox. Kids play there People walk their dogs there! To the partiers, (who probably won't read this), have your fun, but try showing some respect for others - grow a conscience! We experienced another example of ignorance and disrespect yesterday at Costco. A woman had parked in a handicapped space, and an employee put a sign on her windshield warning her not to park there without having the handicapped sign displayed.
I'd like to thank the City of Burnaby and every single person involved in putting up the gorgeous plant sculptures around our city. Several days a week, I have the pleasure of experiencing the beauty of the eagle at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex. Almost daily, I am in awe of "our" spectacular dragon in Cameron Park. Thank you, Burnaby!
As a born and raised "Burnabyite," I have been reading the Burnaby NOW newspaper for decades. Hundreds of times I have seen the name Larry Wright credited for excellent pictures. Seeing the surname Wright always brings back to me wonderful memories of one of my Grade 12 teachers, 42 years ago.
Ila Appleby's lifelong love for Nelson Elementary started in Grade 1.
It was with regret that I read of Chief Superintendent Rick Taylor's transfer to another position within the RCMP.
Kudos to Lyndhurst Elementary School; to the vice-principal for supporting a new staff member's excellent idea; to all the staff for agreeing to the new idea and "climbing on board"; to the teacher who came up with the brilliant plan to have all the students create their own kites.