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January 21, 2022

BCIT faculty association president wants online learning on a case-by-case basis

BCITFSA president Colin Jones wants some clarity on the level of autonomy that BCIT has in making its own decisions when it comes to education delivery.

January 21, 2022

SFU Disability and Neurodiversity Alliance says return to in-person classes is “irresponsible”

The group said the decision is “not only ill-advised but deeply ableist and ageist towards those members of the SFU community who have additional risk factors for COVID-19.”

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 19, 2022

The road salt that makes winter driving safer may be killing salmon

A local project aims to highlight the damage road salt, which is laid down to help clear snow and ice, can cause in salmon-bearing streams.

January 18, 2022

BC gyms will be allowed to reopen this week

However, restrictions will remain in place for events, bars, and clubs.

January 18, 2022

Fraser Health to patients: ‘No evidence’ N95s are safer

Visitors to Fraser Health hospitals are not allowed to wear their own N95 masks, and must wear surgical masks provided by the health authority instead.

January 18, 2022

‘Enhanced measures’ in schools the same as they were before Omicron, says Burnaby teacher

A Burnaby teacher says for all the talk about ‘enhanced measures’ to keep schools safe during Omicron, very little has changed in her school since the start of the new year.

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 13, 2022

‘A slap in the face’: SFU students question school’s decision to resume in-person classes

"We need a big, bold push here to make the university and provincial government understand we’re not guinea pigs here.”