November 23, 2021

Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh nations unveil proposed Willingdon Lands mega-development

The Willingdon Lands plan will be officially presented to the City of Burnaby’s Planning and Development Committee tomorrow evening, before going to public consultation and an anticipated public hearing next spring.

November 19, 2021

On the agenda: Here’s what to expect at Burnaby’s Nov 22 council meeting

What's on the agenda at the next Burnaby city council meeting? Here are the Beacon's highlights.

November 18, 2021

Burnaby Hospital’s $1.5M second CT scanner expected early 2022

The city made a $1-million donation toward the CT scanner in 2019

November 17, 2021

Storm, extreme rain, add to reasons why Burnaby needs permanent warming centre: advocate

"The best I could do is give some of our patrons a sleeping bag or two, a tarp, occasionally a tent. I actually gave out my last tent." 

November 16, 2021

Why Burnaby firefighters don’t have to be fully vaccinated while paramedics do

Mandatory testing for each unvaccinated firefighter will cost the city up to $30 a week

November 9, 2021

Burnaby moving ahead with ‘really objectionable’ drug bylaw

The proposed controlled substances properties bylaw would add further pressure on landlords not to rent to people they believe could be involved in the drug trade. Karen Ward says that will lead to further marginalization of Black, Indigenous and people of colour.

November 8, 2021

BC Hydro, city entangled in lawsuit over broken ground at substation

The City of Burnaby and BC Hydro have been caught up in a lawsuit over the damage at the Big Bend substation for well over a year, now.

November 1, 2021

Burnaby council willing to hear developer concerns over purpose built rental projects in 2022

The Urban Development Institution has written to Burnaby council asking it to reconsider changes to the city's density bonus approach for purpose built rentals.

November 1, 2021

E-Comm seeking inflationary funding hike after chaotic summer

E-Comm was among many organizations overwhelmed by the deadly heat dome, which saw record temperatures in BC this past summer.

October 29, 2021

Does BC need a municipal ombudsperson?

A group of local government officials in BC says a municipal ombudsperson could be a step toward justice for councillors who feel bullied. Or for councillors who act improperly