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Slow down, kids playing during spring break

As spring break approaches, the British Columbia Automobile Association is reminding drivers to pay close attention to their surroundings when driving through areas where kids are likely to be present. To help parents and other B.C.

Buzzing about spring

Question: If mason bees come out so early, what do they feed on? There is not too much out in my garden in February and I don't see how I could support the bees. James Rowley, by email Answer: Mason bees and flowers are temperature sensitive.

Lots to do in Burnaby

We're continuing with our popular feature - our staff's Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend. This week, the luck o' the Irish is with us and there are plenty of fun events in the city, including St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
Paper Postcards

Paper Postcards

Burnaby's Hi Genki is a Japanese treasure

Burnaby's Hi Genki is a Japanese treasure

Fun run set for May 25

The Second Annual Deer Lake 5K Fun Run and Walk is set for May 25. The run will start at 8: 30 a.m. and finish at 10: 30 a.m., followed by a barbecue at the parking lot at Deer Lake Park on Sperling Avenue.

Father walking six hours for daughter with Down syndrome

Howie English says he isn't the type to cry -ever - but when he talks about why he's walking from Maple Ridge to Burnaby this weekend, he gets emotional. "I'm a really tough guy. I never cry, but I get choked up if I talk about this," he says.

Take us abroad

Would you like to be featured in Paper Postcards? Take a copy of the Burnaby NOW along with you on your next trip. Take a photo of yourself in front of a scenic backdrop or landmark, holding the newspaper.

Jane remembers her last cigarette - the one right before her heart attack

Jane Knowles remembers the last cigarette she ever smoked. It was on June 26, 2010 - the day she had a heart attack and found herself lying in a hospital bed with three stents in her chest.
Forty years in the Heights for Romana

Forty years in the Heights for Romana

During the past 40 years, people have marked their milestones at a family restaurant in Burnaby.