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City birders gear up for winter count

Burnaby birders are getting ready for the annual Christmas bird count this month. This year's census of winter birds is on Sunday, Dec. 16 in the Deer Lake and Burnaby Lake area.

Life is precious, treat it that way

Soon after their births, my first thoughts on holding each of my children: "Thank you for this precious life." It remains at the core of my thoughts, grounding and shaping my actions, as a father, a husband, a friend and a physician.

Sherlock favourite in the city

It's Boxing Day, 1887. Sherlock Holmes is at home and in the midst of solving another head-scratcher.

Burnaby property taxes expected to increase by 2.9 per cent for 2013

The City of Burnaby is considering increasing property taxes by 2.9 per cent in next year's financial plan. Burnaby council received the 2013 provisional plan at Monday night's meeting, which included the proposed rate increase.

Operation Red Nose has another big weekend in Burnaby, New Westminster and the Tri-Cities, provides 160 rides

It was week two of Operation Red Nose in Burnaby, New Westminster and the Tri-Cities and the numbers continue to be record-breaking.

Take us abroad

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A cut above the rest for Katarina

Not all Christmas gifts come wrapped in paper and bundled in bows. Ten-year-old Burnaby girl Katarina Lewis is giving a different kind of present his holiday season - several inches of her long blonde locks for a sick child.

Big boys with their toys

Toy time: Staff and contractors at the Burnaby Chevron refinery celebrated the holidays with their second annual lunch and toy drive in support of the Burnaby Christmas Bureau.

Burnaby abduction attempt fails

A woman thwarted an attempted abduction last night by pepper-spraying her assailants, according to Corp. Dave Reid, media spokesperson for the Burnaby RCMP.

Green party activist calls for new hospital, care facility

Amidst the debacle over the botched Burnaby Hospital consultations, local Green party activist Bruce Friesen is calling for a new hospital and a seniors' care facility for Burnaby.