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January 6, 2022

$42k fine in fatal incident at Burnaby worksite

WorkSafeBC fined Sandpiper Contracting just under $42,000 after a fatal incident involving a 1,360-kg excavator bucket falling on a worker.

January 5, 2022

City of Burnaby closes temporary emergency warming centre despite continued snow

The city said the centre is only activated in cases of "extreme" winter weather.

January 5, 2022

Businesses should expect high numbers of staff to be off sick with COVID at any point: Henry

Businesses should be prepared and develop contingency plans for as much as a third of their staff to be off sick with COVID at any given point, says BC’s provincial health officer. Nevertheless, Dr Bonnie Henry says she won’t be putting any further restrictions on businesses to reduce transmission—telling reporters on Tuesday that she “want[s] …

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January 5, 2022

Should Burnaby charge more in property taxes?

With 19% growth in the cost of an average single-family house, an economist says increasing property taxes could lift pressure off the market.

January 4, 2022

More action needed in schools as Omicron spreads, says advocacy group

The Safe Schools Coalition says along with safety measures announced last week, the province needs to act fast on several other fronts.

December 31, 2021

BC announces ramped-up booster program during last COVID presser of 2021

BC is boosting its booster program amidst the rise of the Omicron variant.

December 31, 2021

Trans Mountain tank farm fire lanes not meeting the ‘basic minimum’: city

The tank farm fire lanes proposed by Trans Mountain meet BC Building Code requirements but not the city's fire services bylaw.

December 30, 2021

5 hills perfect for sledding in Burnaby

Bundle up, grab your toboggan, and head out to one of these hills in Burnaby perfect for sledding your troubles away.

December 29, 2021

Back to school for the winter? Not so fast

While teachers and children of essential workers will go back to school next week, the vast majority will not return to class until Jan 10.

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