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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. Men's Volleyball, Volleyball Tournaments, Red Deer, Westminster, Royals, Basketball Court, University, Lost, College

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 helping more than animals, the most ever in the organization's history. Happy Stories, Rare Species, Soft Blankets, Natural World, Mammals, Wildlife, Rain, Scrapbook, 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 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 Red Nose, Westminster, Campaign, Success, Leather Jacket, News, Jackets, Fashion, Studded Leather Jacket

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.

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. Japanese Rice Cake, Glutinous Rice, Food Staples, Rice Cakes, Traditional Japanese, Mochi, Celebration, Fun, Hilarious

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.

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. Keep It Simple, Dementia, Celebrations, First Love, Holiday, Christmas, People, Xmas, Vacations

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.

Christmas spirit: From left, City of Burnaby planning department employees Leah Libsekal, Donna Iacobellis and Lina Johannson help raise money for the Marguerite Dixon Transition Society every year. In all, about 20 employees help raise funds. Raise Funds, How To Raise Money, Christmas Wreaths, Spirit, Traditional, City, Holiday Decor, Cities

Carrying on the caring tradition

Almost since the beginning of her career at city hall, Donna Iacobellis has helped raise money for the Marguerite Dixon Transition Society every Christmas.

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. No Response, Police, December, City, Spring, Cities, Law Enforcement

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.

Slippery conditions: Yuji Kado spent Monday morning shovelling snow from the sidewalk on Avenue and Coquitlam Street in Burnaby. The city had more than a dozen snow trucks plowing and salting the streets Tuesday morning. Shoveling Snow, Tuesday Morning, Sidewalk, Trucks, Street, City, Outdoor, Outdoors, Side Walkway

STUCK!

Tuesday in Burnaby saw a lot of people cursing in their cars as an unexpected overnight snowfall ended up stalling traffic for hours in the morning commute.

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Crunch is on for Christmas Bureau

Canada's most recent census data showed a spike in the number of children born in the mid-to late 2000s, a phenomenon dubbed a "baby boomlet" at the time.

Traffic along Lougheed Highway during Tuesday morning's rush hour was frightful, as snow and ice made driving very tough. Rush Hour, Tuesday Morning, Snow And Ice, Big, Outdoor, Outdoors, Outdoor Games, The Great Outdoors

Crunch is on for Christmas Bureau

Tuesday in Burnaby saw a lot of people inconvenienced by the unexpected snowfall which started in the early morning hours.

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. Happy Stories, Finches, Soft Blankets, Wildlife, Shots, Organization, Animals, Getting Organized, Organisation

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.

Andrea Mears is afraid someone could be injured or killed at the border of Burnaby and New Westminster. Pedestrian, Westminster, Crosses, Baby Strollers, Corner, Children, Dogs, Baby Prams, Young Children

'We were almost hit'

Andrea Mears is afraid someone could be injured or killed at the border of Burnaby and New Westminster.

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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…

Festivities: Marjory Kamiya displays her handmade ribbon balls/stress relievers at the annual Nikkei Place craft and bake fair on Nov. Thing 1 Thing 2, How To Relieve Stress, Balls, Photo Galleries, Fair Grounds, Ribbon, Display, Crafty, Gallery

Photo gallery: Crafty fun in the city

Festivities: Marjory Kamiya displays her handmade ribbon balls/stress relievers at the 12th annual Nikkei Place craft and bake fair on Nov. 18.

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. Top Sirloin Steak, In The Heart, Retirement, In The Heights, Cozy, Restaurant, Couple, Shop, Diner Restaurant

They're hanging up their aprons

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