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October 19, 2021

Burnaby expects to start construction on SFU fire hall in spring 2024

The city expects to hire a consultant to do a feasibility study and initial design work in the coming weeks

October 18, 2021

Burnaby needs a permanent warming centre as winter approaches, says advocate

Carol-Ann Flanagan with the Burnaby Society to End Homelessness is concerned that more unhoused folks will be left in cold.

October 15, 2021

“Significant tragedy” at Willingdon Care Centre as COVID outbreak claims at least 10 lives

The outbreak at Willingdon Care Centre has seen at least 90 confirmed cases of COVID as of October 12 and claimed at least 10 lives.

October 15, 2021

Anti-Trans Mountain action still yet to come in Burnaby

The police dismantling a long-standing tree-sit in the Brunette River isn't the last of the pipeline's opposition, Dr Tim Takaro says

October 15, 2021

3-month waiting period for healthcare coverage means worse health outcomes, stigma for new immigrants: study

The paper said the impacts of the “arbitrary” three-month waiting period for Medical Services Plan (MSP) eligibility were particularly severe for racialized women and children.

October 13, 2021

How ‘sanitized’ of politics should campuses like SFU be?

Recent actions by the university contribute to the 'sanitization' of the space, especially around pro-Palestine and climate justice causes, according to students

October 12, 2021

SFU student society president calling for expanded access to COVID testing on Burnaby Mtn

SFSS president Gabe Liosis says people who don't drive face a commute of more than an hour on transit to and from their nearest testing sites.

October 8, 2021

Co-op residents fear uncertain future as 41-year lease comes to an end

Residents are resigned to the possibility of rents going up with a private owner and are concerned they won’t be able to afford to stay. They’re also worried about what awaits them in the rental housing market if that’s the case.

October 7, 2021

The Facebook algorithm’s role in a Burnaby election candidate’s toxic post

Former Burnaby South PPC candidate Marcella Williams posted a meme calling for journalists to be executed. What's Facebook's role in the toxic online environment?

October 6, 2021

Long ambulance wait for junior hockey player’s injury in Burnaby

It’s another in a long string of incidents where British Columbians have had long ambulance waits this year.