Quiet Christmas: Gerontologist Katherine Willett, left, is recommending people keep it simple during holiday celebrations that include an elderly loved one, especially someone with dementia.

Quiet Christmas: Gerontologist Katherine Willett, left, is recommending people keep it simple during holiday celebrations that include an elderly loved one, especially someone with dementia.

Beachcombing: The sand may be covered by fallen leaves, but there's always a treasure to be found on the beach at Barnet Marine Park. The Burnaby park is a popular spot for nature lovers and families.

Beachcombing: The sand may be covered by fallen leaves, but there's always a treasure to be found on the beach at Barnet Marine Park. The Burnaby park is a popular spot for nature lovers and families.

This marbled murrelet was among the more rare species in the care of the Wildlife Rescue Association, which had a record-breaking year in 2012, helping more than 4,000 animals, the most ever in the organization's history.

This marbled murrelet was among the more rare species in the care of the Wildlife Rescue Association, which had a record-breaking year in helping more than animals, the most ever in the organization's history.

Wildlife: The Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. sent in shots of some of the nestlings and fledglings that have been in their care in recent weeks, including these five young House Finches. For more information on the Burnaby-based organization, see www.wildliferescue.ca.

Wildlife: The Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. sent in shots of some of the nestlings and fledglings that have been in their care in recent weeks, including these five young House Finches. For more information on the Burnaby-based organization, see www.wildliferescue.ca.

In this picture released by the Burnaby RCMP, tires have been slashed all over the city, in two flurries of activity, in the spring and during the first week of December. Police are looking for the public's help in apprehending the person or persons responsible for these tire slashings.

In this picture released by the Burnaby RCMP, tires have been slashed all over the city, in two flurries of activity, in the spring and during the first week of December. Police are looking for the public's help in apprehending the person or persons responsible for these tire slashings.

Telus Ambassadors, a group of current and former Telus employees, are busy filling their annual Christmas stockings for charity.

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The Gilmore Restaurant in the heart of the Heights is closing up shop on Dec. 11 as owners Cecilia and Stephen Lee head off to retirement. The couple has run the cozy eatery for more than 21 years.

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Serving it up: Moscrop Panthers power hitter J.J. Cross will lead the first-time Lower Mainland champions into the B.C. High School AAA boys' volleyball championships in Kelowna, beginning today (Wednesday) in Kelowna.

Serving it up: Moscrop Panthers power hitter J. Cross will lead the first-time Lower Mainland champions into the B. High School AAA boys' volleyball championships in Kelowna, beginning today (Wednesday) in Kelowna.

Close as it gets: Second-ranked Douglas College Royals defeat Capilano University earlier in the day, but lost a five-set tiebreaker 15-13 to the No. 1-nationally ranked Red Deer College Kings at the Christmas men's volleyball tournament at the New Westminster campus.

Close as it gets: Second-ranked Douglas College Royals defeat Capilano University earlier in the day, but lost a five-set tiebreaker to the No. ranked Red Deer College Kings at the Christmas men's volleyball tournament at the New Westminster campus.

Operation Red Nose was a huge success in its first year in Burnaby and New Westminster.

2012 inaugural Operation Red Nose campaign a huge success in Burnaby and New Westminster

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