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- Thursday, January 10, 2024 edition: Council returns for 2024
Thursday, January 10, 2024 edition: Council returns for 2024
Plus, an easier grant application process, new events and an exciting win for a Burnaby medical student
Good morning, Burnaby!
In this week’s edition, we’re looking at a newly updated grant application process for Festivals Burnaby—the new process aims to eliminate administrative and bureaucratic requirements for grant applications. In other news, Burnaby city council is scheduled to return on Jan. 15 after a six-week break, marking the first meeting of 2024.
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Council approves Festivals Burnaby new grant application process
Booths at SFU StreetFest! Photo: Lubna El Elaimy
During their Dec. 6 meeting, the Executive Committee of Council approved a new Festivals Burnaby grant application process which will be in effect starting this year.
By reducing the number of application forms—from three to one—for all applications, as well as providing clarification for events eligible for funding, the new process aims to reduce administrative and bureaucratic requirements for grant applications.
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An ugly motorcycle crash. Burnaby RCMP are currently searching for witnesses following a serious motorcycle crash last Saturday. One motorcyclist lost his life following the incident. [Burnaby Now]
Burnaby Community Assembly provides new opportunity. 13,500 randomly selected Burnaby residents will soon receive invitations to put their names forward for the Burnaby Community Assembly.
A new Korean barbecue restaurant. Burnaby is going to be home to a brand new Korean barbecue restaurant this summer. Stone Korean BBQ will be opening in the Lougheed neighbourhood, above a new Chipotle location. [TriCity News]
Victim of home invasion identified. The victim of a deadly home invasion in Burnaby was identified as 19-year-old Ryan Nagy. The incident occurred last June. [Global News]
Fire at Burnaby parking lot. Vancouver firefighters spotted flames at the Vancouver Car Centre in Burnaby last Saturday. The fire is being investigated as possible arson. [Global News]
Lack of sidewalks worries resident. A north Burnaby resident has expressed concern over a lack of sidewalks in her neighbourhood on the 4400 block of Triumph Street, a street that runs between a park and elementary school. [Burnaby Now]
Calling all Burnaby heroes. The City of Burnaby is looking to give out awards for the Kushiro Cup in celebration of outstanding community leaders and volunteers.
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Burnaby Council returns on Monday
Burnaby mayor and council. Photo: City of Burnaby
After a six-week break, Burnaby City Council is scheduled to return on Jan. 15 with its first meeting of 2024. While council approved the year’s meeting schedule two months ago during its Nov. 6, 2023 meeting, it was not without discussion, disagreement and controversy among councillors who clashed over opinions.
During council’s Nov. 6 meeting, Coun. Pietro Calendino made a motion to cancel both the Aug. 26 meeting and public hearing scheduled to take place on Aug. 27, stating that Burnaby is among two to three communities in Metro Vancouver that actually meet in August. He added that an extended break would be beneficial to both councillors and staff.
Burnaby medical student receives BC Medal of Good Citizenship
Burnaby medical student Navjit Moore. Photo: Navjit Moore
On Wednesday, Jan. 3, the BC Government announced that Burnaby resident Navjit Moore was awarded the BC Medal of Good Citizenship. Moore, a third-year medical student at UBC Vancouver campus, was awarded for her volunteer work with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and Burnaby Hospital.
“I’ve been a long-standing volunteer; even as a kid, I loved volunteering. I loved getting involved in causes and initiatives that inspired me. I’m very grateful for the recognition and just proud to be a BC and Burnaby citizen,” Moore told the Beacon in an interview.
Where to eat & drink
🍲 Yan’s Garden. Presenting an upscale dining experience, Yan’s Garden is a Chinese restaurant on Lougheed Hwy that puts new, creative spins on classic dishes. Their minced beef and Chinese parsley soup is to die for, as well as their brisket and radish hotpot.
🍗 The Peri Peri Shack. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect piece of grilled chicken, Peri Peri Shack makes some of the best. Choose your marinade and spice level—from citrus herb to very hot—as well as your favourite sides, and bask in robust and savoury flavours.
🍝 La Forchetta. This bright and modern Italian eatery offers traditional dishes such as pappardelle with spicy sausage, spaghetti vongole and a generous selection of Neapolitan-style pizzas with lots of veggie options throughout. A perfect date night spot in Burnaby.
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🗓 Things to do
Online Marketing Masterclass. 7pm. 7460 Edmonds St.
Home Ownership and Retirement Course. 6:30pm. 4180 Lougheed Hwy.
Family Story Time. 11am. Burnaby Public Library.
Psych Tunes and Drinks. 5pm. BierCraft UniverCity.
Spring TA Day Social. 5pm. BierCraft UniverCity.
Orangetheory Grand Opening. 3pm. Metrotown.
Salsa Trivia Party. 9pm. World Dance Co.
Vitae & Orangetheory Workout Event. 1:30pm. Orangetheory Fitness.
Gourmet Gardening. 10:30am. Gardenworks.
El Cielo Latin Party. 9pm. 4534 Hastings St.
Striderz Social Run. 8:30am. Burnaby Civic Square Park.
Latte Art Workshop. 2pm. JKLatte Studio.
Square Dancing Class. 3pm. Wesburn Community Centre.
Weedbusters. 11am. Burnaby Lake Park.
Tigrinya Storytime. 12:30pm. Burnaby Public Library.
Get Started TAing Workshop. 1pm. Online.
Kindred Tracings. 10am to 4:30pm. Burnaby Art Gallery.
Inner Child Healing. 7pm. Savasana Meditation.
Career Development Info Session. 12pm. Online.
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