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Burnaby's Nikkei centre hosts Tanabata festival

Burnaby's Nikkei centre hosted Tanabata, the Japanese star festival, on Thursday, July 7. People celebrate the traditional summer festival by making paper decorations and writing wishes on a colourful paper streamers.
VIDEO: Wildlife Rescue Association hosts bug-eating camps

VIDEO: Wildlife Rescue Association hosts bug-eating camps

The Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. is hosting a series of summer programs. The latest is an insect-themed day camp, which runs Aug. 9 and 11. Participants get to eat salt-and-vinegar or barbecue-flavoured crickets.

Burnaby custodian wins recognition award for weight loss

By day, Mark George is an auxiliary custodian at the Burnaby Village Museum. The rest of the time, at least for the last while, he's been losing weight.

A mother to everyone she met'

Memorial service for Grace Joe set for Aug. 20

Please Mum closes two local shops

Children's clothing company Please Mum has closed its doors at the Brentwood and Lougheed town centres. The closures came with little notice in early July, according to Brentwood Town Centre manager Brian Wong.

Pipe band at worlds

Members of the SFU Pipe Band are hoping to snag top spot in the world championships this weekend in Glasgow, Scotland. Since the early '90s, the band has often placed in the top three spots in world competition.

Gardening with 'naked ladies'

Very soon a spectacular fall flowerer with many names will be available in garden centres - today it's usually called autumn crocus after its flowering time and the shape of its large, gobletshaped flowers in purplepink, mauve or white.

The joy of blueberries

Summertime always offers a bountiful harvest of fresh fruit and berries - and blueberries are, by far, one of my favourites. As a matter of fact, I just finished performing a number of live cooking shows where blueberries were the main focus.

Burnaby Wal-Mart participating in Red Cross fundraising campaign

Wal-Mart Canada is running a campaign to raise money for the Red Cross at its stores until Aug. 31. The Canadian Red Cross provides disaster management and emergency relief across the country and throughout the world.

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