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Julie MacLellan

Julie MacLellan

Julie MacLellan is the assistant editor of the Burnaby NOW and Record newspapers and also keeps an eye on the arts and entertainment scene. Outside of work you're likely to find her hiking local trails, writing fiction, singing in choirs and parenting her young daughter.

Recent Work by Julie

Enrolment growth helps boost New Westminster school funding

Enrolment growth helps boost New Westminster school funding

But the New Westminster school district's 2021/22 budget still faces challenges, including an ongoing structural deficit of more than $1 million
New West school district plans demolition of two city schools

New West school district plans demolition of two city schools

New Westminster Secondary School demolition will be 'complex' because of Massey Theatre, school district says
How are COVID-19 exposures trending in New West schools?

How are COVID-19 exposures trending in New West schools?

Exposure notifications were down in the month between March 5 and April 8 compared to the month before, but self-isolation notices are up
New West school district condemns threats against board chair

New West school district condemns threats against board chair

"Gender and race-based threats and violence have no place in our schools or our community," says the statement issued April 15
New West school trustees vote to abolish police liaison program

New West school trustees vote to abolish police liaison program

New Westminster Police Department's child and youth liaison officers will no longer work in schools after concerns over the impact on BIPOC students and staff. A final vote is coming April 27.
New COVID exposures – again – for Richard McBride, Glenbrook schools in New West

New COVID exposures – again – for Richard McBride, Glenbrook schools in New West

Exposures happened at the two New Westminster schools on April 8, following on the heels of news of a previous exposure at both schools April 6 and 7
B.C. schools will remain open in the face of COVID's third wave

B.C. schools will remain open in the face of COVID's third wave

On the heels of news that Ontario is shutting down in-class instruction, Dr. Bonnie Henry says keeping B.C.'s schools open remains a priority
Three New Westminster schools on COVID-19 exposures list

Three New Westminster schools on COVID-19 exposures list

Glenbrook Middle School, Richard McBride Elementary, New Westminster Secondary saw new exposures reported on Fraser Health site this weekend
'Carbershop' chorus keeps harmony alive in Burnaby through COVID-19

'Carbershop' chorus keeps harmony alive in Burnaby through COVID-19

With a little ingenuity and a lot of technology (microphones, mixing board and an FM transmitter), the Vancouver Thunderbirds barbershop chorus has found a way to keep rehearsals going through the pandemic
Massey Theatre residency brings BIPOC voices, experiences into the spotlight

Massey Theatre residency brings BIPOC voices, experiences into the spotlight

Kevin Fraser's Immigrant Lessons collective is now serving as dance company in residence at the New Westminster theatre. They're reaching out to build community with a series of workshops aimed at BIPOC youth