City

January 20, 2022

BC to waive $5.4 million in school taxes on 7 Burnaby properties

After a policy change on split assessments, the province waived school taxes to ease the sudden property tax hike on the affected developers.

January 17, 2022

Burnaby councillors scorn provincial-federal panel on housing affordability

The "Opening doors" report, produced by a panel on housing affordability, placed too much blame on municipal governments, councillors said.

January 13, 2022

7 Burnaby firefighters still unvaccinated, city says

Seven Burnaby firefighters are among 85 city employees who are getting rapid tests in lieu of vaccinations at the expense of the city.

January 11, 2022

CER hearing over Trans Mountain fire lanes set for this month

Trans Mountain wants to bypass the Burnaby's bylaws around fire access lane width, a matter that will be heard in a CER hearing on Jan 28

January 10, 2022

Still time to halt Burnaby’s waste incinerator heating project, advocate says

Metro Vancouver's waste incinerator in Burnaby has its first client lined up for its heat distribution system—Vancouver's River District—starting in 2025

January 5, 2022

City of Burnaby closes temporary emergency warming centre despite continued snow

The city said the centre is only activated in cases of "extreme" winter weather.

January 5, 2022

Should Burnaby charge more in property taxes?

With 19% growth in the cost of an average single-family house, an economist says increasing property taxes could lift pressure off the market.

December 31, 2021

Trans Mountain tank farm fire lanes not meeting the ‘basic minimum’: city

The tank farm fire lanes proposed by Trans Mountain meet BC Building Code requirements but not the city's fire services bylaw.

December 28, 2021

Burnaby gurdwara plans expansion as community centre

The Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha gurdwara is applying for an official community plan amendment to expand itself into a community centre.

December 22, 2021

Where representation falls short in emergency response systems

Representation can help if done right—but the issues around emergency response go far deeper than that.