News

September 26, 2022

Should Burnaby penalize contractors who don’t finish projects in time?

Rosemary Brown Arena was originally expected to be done last year, according to one councillor. Now, contractors say not until June 2023.

September 23, 2022

What’s Missing in the Municipality: Should Burnaby councillors have term limits?

Half of Burnaby’s council has sat in chambers for at least 20 years. Should Burnaby look at putting in term limits for municipal politicians?

September 21, 2022

La Foret fired its head baker for sexual harassment. Now the cafe is paying for it

Cafe La Foret is considering appealing a court decision that found sexual harassment was not enough to fire its former head baker.

September 20, 2022

‘An existential threat’: Anti-TMX rally held at site of Stoney Creek pipeline trenching

Environmental activist groups held a rally at Stoney Creek to protest Trans Mountain construction work over the small but vital salmon stream.

September 16, 2022

Cancelled council meeting will push important matters until after election: outgoing councillor

Burnaby city council members voted on Tuesday to cancel the Sept. 19 meeting, in order to observe a day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II.

September 15, 2022

What’s Missing in the Municipality: What does Mike Hurley’s automatic win mean for Burnaby?

On Friday, Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley secured his spot to be the city’s next mayor before the municipal election even happened.

September 14, 2022

‘It should be done by now’: Norland housing project to be completed 2 years late

The Norland Avenue project is the second social housing facility slated for the property. The first one was also late by seven months.

September 9, 2022

Municipal election 2022: Burnaby’s major parties

As the municipal election nears, here’s a quick explainer of Burnaby's three major political parties and what they do.

September 7, 2022

Burnaby city staff complete two-year tenant assistance policy review

Two years after city council gave the final approval for the tenant assistance policy, staff have returned with six recommended amendments.

September 6, 2022

Purpose-built rentals: A new definition of affordability for Burnaby?

A motion passed at the last city council meeting asks staff to explore how Burnaby can increase the amount of rental housing in the city that will remain rentals in perpetuity—and incentivize developers to build those projects.