History

August 4, 2022

Remembering Burnaby’s Eaton Centre

Metrotown used to be three different malls connected by pedestrian-overpasses before it became the mega mall it is today.

July 21, 2022

The boba boom: How Burnaby became a hot spot for bubble tea

As the city prepares to host the 2022 Vancouver Bubble Tea Festival, what are your memories of bubble tea in Burnaby?

June 10, 2022

Abuse at Burnaby’s Willingdon School made inmate lose “humanity, hope, innocence, and joy”

A proposed class action lawsuit alleges girls incarcerated at the Willingdon School for Girls in Burnaby suffered horrific abuse.

May 5, 2022

What’s in a costume?: Burnaby Village Museum tackles reconciliation through clothing

"I don't think it's appropriate to have a conversation about residential schools with a costumed interpreter, you'd want to have somebody in neutral clothing to have a conversation about ‘here's what it was like in Burnaby.’”

March 29, 2022

The history behind the “swinging girl” sign in Burnaby

You've probably seen this sign in Burnaby, but do you know the history behind it?

March 3, 2022

BC loses bid to dismiss class action on alleged abuses at Burnaby school before certification

The class action, commenced by Joanne Wesley on July 30, 2020, seeks reparations for alleged wrongs suffered by people who attended the Willingdon School for Girls.

February 1, 2022

Uncovering Burnaby: Memories of the Dragon Inn

"I think the reason why the Dragon Inn kind of occupies a certain imagination is because it was a lot of people’s first interface with a version of Chinese food."

January 17, 2022

Uncovering Burnaby: The story behind Crabtown

Did you know Burnaby once had its own unique waterfront community inhabited by squatters?