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Friday, April 21 edition: Here are the city's best restaurants

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After almost three months of nominating and voting, the results of the first-ever Burnaby Beacon Readers’ Choice Awards presented by Tourism Burnaby are officially in!

This was a new project for the Beacon and involved many folks who helped us get this off the ground, so a big thank you to our behind-the-scenes team.

And, a special thank you to YOU, our readers. You passionately nominated and voted to decide the top spots in the city, and it’s been great to see this all come to fruition.

Without further ado, check out the winner’s list below and be sure to show those eateries some love!

👀 In today's edition:

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Burnaby Readers' Choice Awards: Here are the city's best restaurants, chosen by you

Burnaby best restaurants

We've got the winners for the first-ever Beacon Readers' Choice Awards!

The day has arrived, Burnaby, because we’re finally announcing the winners of our 2023 Beacon’s Readers’ Choice Awards, presented by Tourism Burnaby.

Since February, we’ve asked you, our readers, to nominate and vote for your favourite restaurants in the city, and you certainly delivered. A huge thank you for all of your enthusiastic participation!

Here are the restaurants that won first place in their respective categories, making them your top picks for Burnaby restaurants.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll also be releasing the top three winners for all categories, so keep an eye out for more results!


📸 Linda Poole

Join Bike The Blossoms tomorrow

Bike The Blossoms returns to the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival tomorrow, Saturday, Apr. 22! A beautiful group ride under tunnels of blossoms in East Vancouver to celebrate and enjoy the beginning of Spring!

Begins and ends at Trout Lake with drinks from Scavenger Coffee available.

Burnaby Bulletin

🏈 'I need your help': BC Lions owner plans to match donations to restore SFU football program: On Wednesday, owner Amar Doman posted a video on the CFL team’s social media channels, saying: “We are doing everything we can to save SFU Football.” [CTV News]

📣 Vancouver accountant weighs in on how federal strike will affect taxpayers: With Canada’s tax deadline just two weeks away, Marvin Wendall says there has been a sense of urgency among those he’s dealing with, as people are concerned about when they’re going to get the tax returns they’ve been expecting all year. [CityNews]

🎸 Thousands sign up within minutes for summer school in Burnaby: New classes on offer during the Burnaby school district's summer session this year include Garage Band, an instrument-free music class that will run out of Brantford Elementary. [Burnaby Now]

 shíshálh Nation says 40 unmarked graves believed found at residential school site: According to shíshálh Nation, ground penetrating radar identified the unmarked graves on or near the site of the former St. Augustine's Residential School. [CBC News]


Petition asks Canadian government to reconsider proposed flight path changes over Burnaby

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📸 City of Burnaby / Adam Melnyk -Shutterstock

A group of local residents has started a petition to the federal government asking it to reconsider a NAV Canada proposal that would create more air traffic over Burnaby.

Stanis Smith, who lives in Capitol Hill and has worked in airport design throughout his career as an architect, told the Beacon that the petition asks Transport Canada to commission an independent review of the potential noise impacts of the new flight path using current global standards, rather than the “outdated ones” used by NAV Canada.

Smith compared the proposal to “a freeway over your house”, and said it will negatively impact the health, well-being, and property values of those who live under the proposed flight path.


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