City

April 1, 2022

‘Best rezoning proposal I’ve ever seen’: Burnaby residents sound off on proposed BCGEU towers

The development has drawn opposition from some in the Royal Oak community, who say it's not in line with the area's official community plan.

March 31, 2022

How can we stop contaminants from entering Burnaby’s creeks?

A recent milk spill into Byrne Creek appears to have caused little damage. But there remains an issue of how contaminants get into creeks.

March 29, 2022

Metrotown development mired by lawsuit over $1M service fee

The success of the lawsuit hinges on whether one of the parties is exempt from rules around the collection of real estate service fees.

March 25, 2022

COVID communications were ‘challenging’ for Burnaby child care centres: city report

Child care service providers also had large problems with staffing during the pandemic, with many workers off sick.

March 24, 2022

Redesigning Trans Mountain terminal for fire lanes ‘infeasible’: regulators

The Canada Energy Regulator said it would be infeasible to redesign Trans Mountain's Burnaby terminals to accommodate proper fire lanes.

March 24, 2022

A 9-year-old’s mission to bring backyard chickens to Burnaby

Nine-year-old Luis Helmus made a strong case for why backyard chickens should be permitted in Burnaby during Tuesday's Social Planning Committee meeting.

March 22, 2022

Burnaby council roundup—March 21, 2022

Housing, housing, and more housing were the main topics of discussion at Burnaby's March 21, 2022 city council meeting.

March 21, 2022

Burnaby won’t say how many settlement agreements it has reached with former employees

The City of Burnaby signed 6 severance agreements in 2020—the most since at least 2012. But they won't say how many settlement agreements.

March 18, 2022

Here’s what’s on the agenda at Burnaby’s Mar 21 city council meeting

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

March 8, 2022

Burnaby council roundup—March 7, 2022

Housing and affordability were the major themes of this week's council meeting, from urban villages to a proposed poverty reduction plan.