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October 26, 2021

SFU students plan hunger strike to demand fossil fuel divestment

A group of students are planning to hold a hunger strike on Nov 1 to pressure the university to commit to full divestment by 2025.

October 26, 2021

Burnaby incinerator facility should be phased out, says report advocating for zero waste

The Burnaby incinerator handles about 260,000 tonnes of garbage a year—around a quarter of all garbage from the region.

October 26, 2021

Metro Vancouver gurdwara and Sikh-run food bank offering welcome package for new international students

The Welcome to Canada packages include a free mattress, blanket, pillow, bedsheet, pillow cover, and free groceries.

October 25, 2021

LifeLabs, BCGEU reach tentative agreement; job action averted

The job action was limited to an overtime ban and a work-to-rule campaign—meaning workers performed their duties exactly as described in their job descriptions—at all 94 unionized LifeLabs locations.

October 22, 2021

Burnaby Society to End Homelessness to receive portable shower and restroom station

The shower station is expected to arrive and be operating within the next three weeks.

October 21, 2021

Burnaby Mountain firehall allays some fears, but some questions still unanswered

The SFU firehall can help battle wildfires in the forested area, but how Trans Mountain will respond to a tank farm fire remains unclear

October 20, 2021

Letter sent to Burnaby School District staff encouraging COVID-19 vaccinations

"We encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated, if they have not yet done so, as it is an important layer of protection."

October 20, 2021

BC reverses decision to cut off COVID-related care coverage for new BC residents

BC has walked back a decision to cut off COVID-related healthcare for people who are not eligible for MSP starting November 1.

October 20, 2021

Burnaby Hospital work will include pandemic safeguards

The comments came during a public question period at a town hall event regarding the Burnaby Hospital redevelopment

October 20, 2021

BC to stop funding COVID-related care for people not eligible for MSP

Beginning Nov 1, BC’s government will stop funding COVID-related healthcare for new BC residents who aren’t yet eligible for coverage under the Medical Services Plan (MSP), Burnaby Beacon has learned.