History

January 14, 2022

Burnaby-born history buff’s book, Lost Kootenays, makes a splash

Lost Kootenays topped of bestseller lists in three categories on Amazon Canada, and even cracked the national top-100.

December 1, 2021

The white survivor was named, the Japanese victims were not: the story of Burnaby’s 1909 railway disaster

A little-known railway disaster killed 23 Japanese workers in Burnaby on November 28, 1909.

November 10, 2021

Remembrance Day: Snapshots of Burnaby during WW1 and WW2

Burnaby was a much different place during WW1 and WW2.

September 29, 2021

From Indigenous Trail to Wagon Road: Kingsway before the kings

The road we now know as Kingsway has a long history of connecting Lower Mainland communities. It was a centuries-old Indigenous walking trail before it was paved over and eventually named for the British monarchy.

June 22, 2021

The Legend of Deer Lake

Do you know this story?

May 3, 2021

Why has 7945 12th Ave. stayed vacant for more than 4 decades?

In 1983, city staff suggested a maximum of 5 ground-oriented units, but according to a report that December, there was little interest in the property, which staff attributed to “the generally poor current development climate in respect to multiple-family housing.”