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What gingerbread dreams are made of

Sweet treats: Grace Hodaly checks out a gingerbread tree house built by Cameron Recreation Complex staff. The house was part of a display of houses made by city staff, which is on display at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts until Thursday.

Take us travelling

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.

City dancers in The Nutcracker

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is putting a decidedly Canadian twist on the classic Russian ballet, The Nutcracker, presented by Ballet BC at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, with local dancers on stage in various roles.

New AG: waste of money or good governing?

The B.C. government's newly created position of auditor general for local governments has drawn some local criticism and praise. Basia Ruta, a former assistant deputy minister for Environment Canada, will fill the new role.

Author donates profits

When Burnaby author Suzanne de Montigny was on holiday last year and realized she couldn't read tourist signs, she thought it was just a side effect of the laser surgery she'd had nine years before.

Taxes may jump 2.9%

The City of Burnaby is considering increasing property taxes by 2.9 per cent next year. Burnaby council received the 2013 provisional plan at Monday night's meeting, which included the proposed rate increase. "That's not set in stone," said Coun.

Pathway proposed for Metrotown city properties

The City of Burnaby is looking for public input on a pathway proposed for two city properties at 5608 Halley Ave. and 5587 Chaffey Ave. in Metrotown.

City residents receive Diamond Medals

Four North Burnaby residents have made the list of Canadians who will receive a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, in addition to the four South Burnaby residents mentioned at a council meeting last month.

Youth celebrate Christmas in Burnaby prison

The annual Christmas in prison celebration at the Burnaby Youth Custody Services Centre will be held on Dec. 14. The young inmates, aged 12 to 17, will be gathered at the gym to celebrate the holidays with dinner, music, games and gifts.

Layoffs at George Derby Centre rescinded

Workers at George Derby Centre can breathe a collective sigh of relief now that their jobs are no longer in peril.