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From smart glasses to a rainbow rodeo, some Father's Day gift ideas for all kinds of dads

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether you go big, small or DIY, there are lots of ways to please dad on Father's Day. Homemade cards and drawings, and things made of clay or popsicle sticks, are evergreen options from little hands.
Scouts Canada urgently needs volunteers in Burnaby

Scouts Canada urgently needs volunteers in Burnaby

"Volunteering is more than just a commitment; it’s a collection of impactful moments that resonate with purpose and create lasting change."
Claire Nielsen: Healing to find our purpose

Claire Nielsen: Healing to find our purpose

"To heal the haunting of guilt and shame, we need to forgive ourselves," writes Claire Nielsen.
How to make great outdoor dishes, from a chef who lived in a camper

How to make great outdoor dishes, from a chef who lived in a camper

NEW YORK (AP) — Look carefully at the photo next to Lee Kalpakis' recipe for hot dogs with fried leeks and sauerkraut, and you might notice a small intruder: A honeybee has invaded the outdoor dinner shot.
How Lee Kalpakis turns the usually upscale scallop into a camping delight

How Lee Kalpakis turns the usually upscale scallop into a camping delight

Lee Kalpakis thinks this recipe is so funny. Every time she came across it while working on her book “Out There,” about outdoor cooking, she would smile and think, “What are you doing here? You’re far too elegant for a camper cookbook.
Sunday Night Read: 'The Sakura Tree'

Sunday Night Read: 'The Sakura Tree'

This short story series submission is from Nancy Kato of New Westminster.
Minter: Cooler spring temperatures — and how to garden among them

Minter: Cooler spring temperatures — and how to garden among them

Master gardener Brian Minter: "We still have a long season ahead of us."
Indigenous kids to benefit from $16K funding for free summer camps in Burnaby

Indigenous kids to benefit from $16K funding for free summer camps in Burnaby

“We are proud to be able to support Stream of Dreams Murals Society with a Community Board grant in order to help them provide free summer camp programs.”
BBB: Keep an eye out for summer job scams

BBB: Keep an eye out for summer job scams

Be aware of aggressive offers and get contracts in writing are some of the tips the Better Business Bureau (BBB) suggests when looking for a seasonal job.
Keeping children safe on social media: What parents should know to protect their kids

Keeping children safe on social media: What parents should know to protect their kids

At what age should kids be on social media? Should they be on it at all? If they aren't, will they be social pariahs? Should parents monitor their conversations? Do parental controls work? Navigating social media as a parent — not to mention a child