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November 2, 2021

Students call off hunger strike as SFU commits to fossil fuel divestment

SFU has committed to full divestment from fossil fuels by 2025, just as a group of students planned to launch a hunger strike to advocate for such a commitment.

November 2, 2021

63 lives were lost in Burnaby during heat dome

One of the first inklings that BC was seeing a huge escalation in deaths during the heat dome came from a press release sent out by Burnaby RCMP on the morning of June 29.

November 1, 2021

Burnaby council willing to hear developer concerns over purpose built rental projects in 2022

The Urban Development Institution has written to Burnaby council asking it to reconsider changes to the city's density bonus approach for purpose built rentals.

November 1, 2021

E-Comm seeking inflationary funding hike after chaotic summer

E-Comm was among many organizations overwhelmed by the deadly heat dome, which saw record temperatures in BC this past summer.

October 29, 2021

Does BC need a municipal ombudsperson?

A group of local government officials in BC says a municipal ombudsperson could be a step toward justice for councillors who feel bullied. Or for councillors who act improperly

October 28, 2021

Coalition optimistic SFU will bring cleaning and food service contract workers in-house

Contract Worker Justice member and associate communications professor Enda Brophy says the contract workers are structurally excluded from the rest of the SFU community.

October 27, 2021

City of Burnaby to introduce COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees

All staff, including city council, will have to be fully vaccinated by Nov 29.

October 27, 2021

BC unveils details of COVID booster shot, third dose program

The booster shot and third dose program will prioritize people who are at higher risk of severe illness.

October 27, 2021

Workers call for 10-days paid sick leave as provincial consultation phase wraps up

The province will decide to either mandate three, five, or 10 days of leave for all workers beginning Jan 1—and the BC Federation of Labour is urging the government to choose the last option.

October 27, 2021

CER clears future Burnaby tree removal permit hurdles for TMX

The City of Burnaby did not submit an argument against Trans Mountain in its application to waive any need to apply for tree removal permits