Thurs. Nov. 9: Remembrance Day in Burnaby
Plus, council calls for a ceasefire, survey for Burnaby Mountain Gondola, and the best ramen
Good morning, Burnaby!
We’re bowing our heads and taking a moment of silence this week for Remembrance Day—falling on a Saturday this year, many of us can get the chance to join the Royal Canadian Legion for their annual ceremony. Also this week, TransLink is looking for a third round of public feedback on the Burnaby Mountain Gondola project, Burnaby city council is calling for a ceasefire, and the next round of winners for the Reader’s Choice Awards are ready. This week, it’s all about ramen.
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Burnaby Remembrance Day events this weekend
Several ceremonies and parades are taking place this weekend to mark Remembrance Day, honouring Canada’s armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
The Royal Canadian Legion hosts events every year—for 2023, there will be two parades happening in North and South Burnaby—giving everyone the opportunity to march and share a moment of silence together.
The end of an era. Minoas Greek Taverna has closed their doors as owners sold their business after nearly 40 years. A family operated Mexican Restaurant will be opening in its place soon.
A demand for higher wages. Atira Women’s Resource Society have joined the BC General Employee’s Union to demand better pay and working conditions.
Amazon driver arrested. A Burnaby Amazon driver is facing several charges after being found selling deliveries on Facebook Marketplace, stealing from the original owners.
A call for overdose awareness. The Burnaby Community Action Team hosted an overdose awareness event last week, educating the public about the province’s fentanyl crisis and spreading the word about the stigma of substance abuse disorders.
Public feedback needed. First proposed in 2020, Translink has now launched its third round of public engagement for the Burnaby Mountain gondola and is asking residents to provide their feedback on the project.
A new online service for seniors. Seniors in Burnaby and the rest of BC will soon have access to a free service that connects them with retirement living and long-term care services.
Opposing a new bus route. Businesses in Burnaby Heights are strongly opposed to a new bus route that is being proposed in their neighbourhood, eliminating multiple parking spots and damaging the area’s shopping environment.
More car-share options. Burnaby residents will soon have easier access to car-share services as Evo and Modo have recently announced they will be expanding their services into the city.
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Citizens, councillors and MPs call for ceasefire, humanitarian aid in Gaza
Protesters at the sit-in. Photo: Supplied
On Mon. Oct. 30, activists, citizens, and other groups headed to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s office in Burnaby for a peaceful sit-in in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza. It was a diverse group of people who gathered to “hold space” and read the names of children killed in the recent conflict.
There have been a wave of demonstrations and sit-ins throughout Canada, which prompted Singh and the NDP caucus to release a statement. “We condemn the alarming rise in anti-Semitism, anti-Palestinian racism and Islamophobia in our communities and across Canada and we ask for a stronger response from your government,” the statement said.
On Mon. Nov. 6, during Burnaby City Council’s meeting, Coun. Daniel Tetrault brought forth a motion for the mayor to write a letter to the prime minister calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, the release of all hostages, and the flow of humanitarian aid, and that the mayor and council condemn all acts of anti-Semitism, anti-Palestinian racism, and Islamophobia in Burnaby.
Burnaby Council voted unanimously on a motion to write a letter to Trudeau to call for a ceasefire and resumption of humanitarian aid to Gaza. Read the full story here.
BURNABY READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
The best places to have ramen in Burnaby, as chosen by you
Photo: Jinya Ramen Bar/Instagram
Where do Burnaby locals enjoy grabbing ramen? Take a look here to see some of the best the city has to offer, showing you the top picks of our Readers’ Choice Awards!
Where to eat & drink
🍖 Ramie’s Greek Restaurant. The menu at this cozy Greek restaurant can be dizzying with its options, though we’d highly recommend ordering the slow-cooked lamb. A longstanding house specialty, it’s considered to be the “toast of Metrotown.”
🍛 Brokenrice Vietnamese Restaurant. Celebrating all of what Vietnamese cuisine has to offer, Brokenrice is a hearty and wholesome restaurant located in the heart of Burnaby Heights that offers a variety of Vietnamese specialties from soups and noodles to their iconic “broken rice” dishes.
🍝 L’Artista Italian Restaurant. This old-fashioned, family owned Italian restaurant on Hastings is a no brainer if you’re walking around with a pasta craving—their handmade gnocchi and bolognese are to die for.
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🗓 Things to do
Coworking Drop-In. 9am to 9pm. Beta Collective Burnaby.
Making Connections with Burnaby Roteract. 7pm. 4460 Beresford St.
Trauma-informed meditation. 7pm. SAVASANA Meditation.
Lady Gaga Dance Night. 8pm. The Rec Room.
Polymer Clay Crafts. 1:30pm. Out On Campus Lounge.
Black Health Connect. 6pm. Hilton Metrotown. Find tickets here.
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Prerelease. 1:30pm. 5497 Regent St.
Sass and Soul Saturday. 8:30pm. The Rec Room.
Clanna Morna live music show. 8pm. The Painted Ship.
Remembrance Day ceremony. 10am and 10:20am. Confederation Park and Bonsor Park.
Remembrance Day Football Tournament. 9am. Burnaby Football Club.
Stimulight Toastmakers Club Meeting. 7:15pm. Cameron Rec Centre.
Extreme heat lecture. 3:30pm. Applied Sciences Building, SFU.
Indigenous Welcoming Community Circle. 12pm. SFU Halpern Centre.
GM Week Piano Concert. 6:30pm. Anvely Centre.
Public Speaking Course. 12pm. Online.
Winter Festival. 11am. The Great Hall, BCIT.
Babytime. 1:30pm. Burnaby Public Library.
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