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.
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.
2012 inaugural Operation Red Nose campaign a huge success in Burnaby and New Westminster
It was the first year of Operation Red Nose in Burnaby and New Westminster and local organizers are already calling it a huge success."We couldn't be happier with how it's gone," said local coordinator Chris Wilson.
Much mochi fun in Burnaby
Hit it: Kaoru Nakakuma pounds glutinous rice into a paste - part of the process for making mochi, traditional Japanese rice cakes - at the Nikkei Centre's annual year end celebration.
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.
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.
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. Pictured are Mike Ward, Chevron's fire chief, Stephen D'Souza of the Burnaby Christmas Bureau, and Jim Gable, the refinery manager. D'Souza told the NOW earlier this month that they were "overwhelmed with the generosity" of Chevron's inaugural toy drive in 2011. See www.burnabynow.com for our ongoing campaign…