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WELLNESS: Cancers crave carbs, B.C. research shows

New research from the BC Cancer Agency shows that a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet slows cancer growth and may actually prevent cancers from forming.

BOOKS PLUS: Make friends, wear PJs

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: Blooming perennials make a difference

When late summer arrives, far too many landscapes look a bit tired, tatty and worn out. This is especially true when the summer has been long and hot.

GREEN SCENE: BC Parks are province's tarnished jewels

In the last Green Scene column, I outlined the history of Strathcona Park, B.C.'s first provincial park, and described the struggles to protect this supposedly protected place from mining, logging and hydroelectric development.

YOUR HISTORY: Old building is supporting new tourism

Early retirement is not a universal goal. Some things increase their value and purpose with age. The Fraser Mills Train Station is a good example of this.

MINTER: Hydrangeas ready to attract attention

Virtually every well-tended garden is now going through its summer cycle of colour but one flowering shrub is preparing to steal the show. Hydrangeas, next to roses, are perhaps the most common deciduous flowering shrub in West Coast gardens.

BOOKS PLUS: Reading, art and more

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: Inspiration in the work and words of gardening

Gardens are wonderful places but keeping them in good condition seems to take a lot of work, leaving gardeners little time to just enjoy them.

MINTER: Canna lily is a tropical beauty for your garden

In the heat of summer (should we be so lucky), we normally would be looking to add a little extra punch to our gardens, and there is one family of plants that has so much to offer but really doesn't get the attention it deserves.

GREEN SCENE: Strathcona Park was many years in the making

This Saturday, Parks Day in Canada, is a good time to celebrate 100th anniversary of British Columbia's parks.
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