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Lively glimpse of city past

Afew weeks ago Our Past featured some unique descriptions of downtown businesses from The Month, an Oblate publication from 1892.

Royal City pipe band takes on the best at worlds

When the best pipe bands in the world gather in Scotland next weekend, representatives of the Royal City will be in their tartan-clad ranks.
New West girl wins Little Miss title

New West girl wins Little Miss title

Unlike what's portrayed on TV, pageants aren't all drama, pixie sticks and bloodthirsty mothers; in fact, they can be downright wholesome, according to Michele Pearce. Pearce's daughter Izabel was recently named Little Miss B.C.

Grandparents' picnic on

There's an upcoming picnic in New Westminster for grandparents caring for their grandchildren. Organized by the Burnaby-based Parent Support Services Society of B.C.

Early tourists found beauty on the Fraser

Afull room of people at the library recently enjoyed a presentation of current information about local tourism by Tej Kainth, executive director of Tourism New Westminster, mixed with historical tourism examples from Archie Miller.

Escape into an unfamiliar world this summer

Summer: warm sunshine, cold drinks, and good books - an excellent combination! While there are many new books out, sometimes it's nice to revisit some old favourites. Here are some titles to pique your interest.
Seniors centre hosts summer daytrips

Seniors centre hosts summer daytrips

Health authority seeking seniors for survey

The Fraser Health Authority is hoping to gather input from local seniors for an online health and wellness survey.
Photos & Video: Kickin' it with the cops

Photos & Video: Kickin' it with the cops

Newspaper offers glimpse into downtown past

Written accounts, usually in old newspapers, can be great sources of information about businesses such as stores and offices along a particular street in the early years of a community.