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Burnaby offers a summertime full of good fun

Burnaby offers a summertime full of good fun

Whether you're looking for a crowd-filled musical experience, or a solitary nature hike, this city has it all
Tell those 'good teacher' stories

Tell those 'good teacher' stories

Dear Editor: It's the last days of school and no one wants to think about September, but I wanted to make a plea for education.
Kennedy gets it wrong

Kennedy gets it wrong

Dear Editor: While the rest of the world enviously points at Canada and how Prime Minister Stephen Harper managed to navigate the ship of state through the most recent recession, a problem most of them have not yet come to grips with, our MP, Kennedy
Humbly proud to be Canadian

Humbly proud to be Canadian

In Canada we tend not so much to be the rah, rah, ain't-we-wonderful kind of people that you might find in other parts of the world. We're more likely to consider ourselves lucky, or maybe privileged.
Parking fees at our hospitals hurt patients

Parking fees at our hospitals hurt patients

Charging parking fees at hospitals is more than an inconvenience. It's more than a minor annoyance for folks visiting loved ones confined to a hospital bed.
Three ways to get fit

Three ways to get fit

The best way to attain optimal fitness is to divide the task into its three basic components: proper nutrition, cardiovascular training, and muscle strengthening.
Fund arts, not sister city visits

Fund arts, not sister city visits

Dear Editor: Re: Cold shoulder doesn't deter gallery boosters, Burnaby NOW, June 21. I've read with interest the story of how an advocacy group for a new Burnaby Art Gallery has been stonewalled by Burnaby city council.
Keep after SkyTrain costs

Keep after SkyTrain costs

Dear Editor: Re: Jordan wants papers, Burnaby NOW, June 21. I was pleasantly surprised to read you were addressing SkyTrain construction's excessive spending.
Watch your children and watch the windows

Watch your children and watch the windows

It was a good news story as far as open windows and children go. Last week a passerby in New York caught a child as the child plunged from an apartment balcony two storeys above.
More entitled than others

More entitled than others

Dear Editor: It's welcome news that the premier has rescinded the large pay increases for political staff appointed by individual cabinet ministers.