Srushti Gangdev

Srushti is a graduate of BCIT’s Broadcast and Online Journalism program, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia. She began her career at CKNW and Global BC, where she was part of a team that won several awards for breaking news coverage from the Jack Webster Foundation and the RTDNAs. She was also a recipient of the Jack Webster Student Journalism Award in 2018. While she has lived all over the world, Burnaby has been her home for the past eight years.

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

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 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 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.

September 27, 2021

Burnaby community fridge ‘highly needed’ as pandemic makes food insecurity worse

Burnaby Primary Care Network, which operates the fridge, also says there's evidence of increased mental health concerns with people worried about their food supply.

September 17, 2021

Burnaby resident wants more transparency around COVID exposures in schools

“They say these notifications create anxiety, but from what I've heard from teachers and parents is that the lack of information creates even more anxiety. What it does is it increases speculation and rumours.”

September 16, 2021

SFU to hire 15 new Black faculty members across departments

A motion passed in SFU's senate Monday evening aims to propel forward the university's diversity and inclusion goals

September 13, 2021

Metrotown resident wants rental project moved to protect Kathleen Forest

Metrotown resident Jordan Malcolm wants a rental development at Kathleen Ave and Kemp St moved to protect a patch of urban forest known as Kathleen Forest.

September 10, 2021

Know Your Candidate: Maureen Curran, Burnaby South

Burnaby South candidate Maureen Curran says TMX is far from inevitable; its cancellation just needs cooperation from Canadian politicians.