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GOLDS: Take care when viewing wildlife in winter

This winter there are excellent opportunities to see snowy owls around Boundary Bay in Delta.

YORKE: Time doesn't stop when you move away

When we arrived on Christmas day, there was a big, black truck parked in front of the house. This truck, I was told, belonged to my cousin, Jack.

A GOOD READ: Plan a year of seasonal books for your children

What will 2012 bring? Nobody knows but we do know it can bring us a year of books for children. Warm winter blankets call upon us in January and Winter is the Warmest Season by Lauren Stringer is a good book to cozy up with.

BOOKS PLUS: Catch up with online news at Tri-City libraries

Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities' three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.

A GOOD READ: Try storybooks without words for children

Wordless picture books are stories told entirely with pictures. These unusual titles use sophisticated art and visual design standards to communicate complex ideas and plots without any text at all.

GOLDS: All she wants for Christmas is two degrees of global warming

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth This song, dating from the 1940s, is one that probably most of us have sung or, more likely, listened to some annoying little "chipmunks" singing.

BOOKS PLUS: Give gift of Coquitlam history

Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities' three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library , Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.

MINTER: Particular gifts for particular gardeners

You may have already discovered this reality: When it comes to gardening gifts, passionate gardeners are very particular, so here are some suggestions that you might find helpful. There are so many great gardening books available today.

A GOOD READ: Reading Challenge books great reading for kids

For the ninth year, Fraser Valley Regional Library and Coquitlam Public Library are presenting the Reading Link Challenge to Grade 4 and 5 students. The teams are chosen and the reading has begun.

SENIORS: Recreation and support for seniors in Tri-Cities

Below are listings for seniors' community and support groups in the Tri-Cities: Seniors meet every Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., to do fun group activities including physical fitness exercises, games, storytelling, local tours and recipe sharing.
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