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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

Opinion: Quit your witching about Halloween and let kids be kids

Opinion: Quit your witching about Halloween and let kids be kids

Lay off these 4 common complaints about trick-or-treaters, and we'll all have a better night
Enrolment keeps climbing at New Westminster schools

Enrolment keeps climbing at New Westminster schools

Rapid growth is putting the squeeze on facility space, especially in the central part of the city
New Westminster saw 56 new cases of COVID-19 last week

New Westminster saw 56 new cases of COVID-19 last week

That number shows a slight upward trend over the past month, when the city plateaued at between 45 and 50 cases weekly
COVID vaccination rates stall in New Westminster

COVID vaccination rates stall in New Westminster

New West remains among B.C.'s leaders, with 86% of the eligible population fully vaccinated. But that number isn't climbing.
New West school board awaiting provincial direction on mandatory vaccination

New West school board awaiting provincial direction on mandatory vaccination

Trustees agree time is of the essence but say acting in advance of B.C. guidance could cause more problems than it solves
Update: One class in isolation at Qayqayt as school COVID cases climb in New Westminster

Update: One class in isolation at Qayqayt as school COVID cases climb in New Westminster

In School District 40, École Qayqayt Elementary School has been the hardest hit by COVID cases so far in 2021/22
B.C. teachers' union urges school staff to get COVID-19 vaccines

B.C. teachers' union urges school staff to get COVID-19 vaccines

But BCTF president Teri Mooring says the B.C. government should be implementing a provincewide mandate, not relying on school districts
Three more New West schools added to COVID-19 exposure list

Three more New West schools added to COVID-19 exposure list

Glenbrook, Skwo:wech and Qayqayt have all hit the Fraser Health exposures list, bringing the total of affected schools in School District 40 to seven
New Westminster's COVID case count still holding steady

New Westminster's COVID case count still holding steady

New West saw 47 new cases of coronavirus between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2, BCCDC data shows
Here's where to find those awesome little free libraries in New West

Here's where to find those awesome little free libraries in New West

We're updating our running list of community book exchange sites in New Westminster