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Calling all Visual Artists, Performers and Musicians!

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The City of Burnaby will showcase live performers in outdoor settings, as part of a series of arts-based initiatives planned for summer 2021. Emerging and established performers are encouraged to apply.
Residents and Housing Stakeholders Affirm Burnaby’s Bold Actions on Housing

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The City of Burnaby’s bold actions on housing since 2019 have received strong support from members and residents involved in the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing.
Burnaby Local By-Election to be held on June 26, 2021

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The City of Burnaby has announced June 26 as General Voting Day for the 2021 local by-election.
City of Burnaby Partners on Innovative Traffic Solution at Metrotown

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The City of Burnaby is embracing innovation to solve a long-standing traffic issue at one of the busiest transit stations in Metro Vancouver.
Be Park Smart in Burnaby to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

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With COVID-19 numbers continuing to climb in B.C., the City of Burnaby is reminding residents and visitors of the continuing importance of staying safe while they explore Burnaby parks and outdoor recreation areas.
Group Indoor Fitness Activities Cancelled

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Due to a recently issued Provincial Health Order, all affected indoor group fitness led by an instructor (Zumba, Yoga, Pilates for example) are cancelled in all City of Burnaby recreation facilities until further notice.
City of Burnaby Expands 30 km/h School Zone Hours to 7am to 10pm

Press Releases
The City of Burnaby is making streets safer for students and all Burnaby residents by expanding the hours of 30 km/h school zones in Burnaby to 7am-10pm (previously 8am-5pm), and installing speed humps near 36 schools and 36 parks.
City Renames Park to Honour William A. Lewarne

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At a ceremony March 4, the City of Burnaby officially renamed MacPherson Park to Lewarne Park, to honour the former Burnaby mayor, councillor and volunteer, William A. Lewarne.
Burnaby Village Museum Reopens for Spring Break

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Burnaby Village Museum will reopen to the public for spring break from March 15 to 26, offering the opportunity to enjoy a stroll through the 1920s village and explore historical exhibits.
Active Sidewalks, Open Businesses Program Extended Through Summer

Press Releases
Burnaby businesses will be able to take advantage of spring and summer weather by adding outdoor seating or expanding into adjacent outdoor spaces as part of the City of Burnaby’s Active Sidewalks, Open Businesses program, which has been extended to October 31, 2021.
Burnaby Village Museum recognized for exhibit on Chinese Canadian History

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The City of Burnaby is honoured to be recognized by the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC for an exhibition at the Burnaby Village Museum highlighting the experiences of Burnaby’s early Chinese Canadian residents.
Utility Fee payments due by March 15

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The City is reminding Burnaby property owners that 2021 Utility Fees are due March 15, 2021. To be eligible for the discounted amount, all fees must be paid in full on or before the due date.
City of Burnaby Seeks Task Force, Resident Input on Housing Progress

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In a move that may be without precedent in Canada, the City of Burnaby has reconvened two groups who participated in the 2019 Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing to ask an important question: How are we doing so far?
Burnaby City Manager Lambert Chu Retires After 30 Years of Service

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City Manager Lambert Chu will retire at the end of February, after 30 years of service to the City of Burnaby.
Building Benchmarking to Help Drive Burnaby’s Climate Actions

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The City of Burnaby has shared energy and emissions data for 30 civic facilities in the first annual report from Building Benchmark BC, released today (February 23), and is encouraging more building owners to take advantage of this powerful tool to guide smart investments to reduce carbon, improve efficiency and save money.
City of Burnaby Spring Programs Starting Soon

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Burnaby residents can stay creative, curious and connected to their community this spring by registering for a wide range of programs at the City’s recreation and cultural facilities.
City of Burnaby Announces Deer Lake Artist Residencies

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Professional artists have the opportunity to create in the tranquil and inspiring natural setting of Deer Lake Park in beautifully restored heritage homes, as part of the City of Burnaby’s new Deer Lake Artist Residencies.
Winter weather is on the way in Burnaby

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With snow in the forecast for Saturday, February 13, and the possibility of more to come in the days ahead, the City of Burnaby has activated its snow plans.
City of Burnaby Publishes Comprehensive History of Local School System

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The stories and memories of Burnaby residents from both past and present have been preserved by a team of local historians who partnered with the City of Burnaby to publish Inkwells to Internet: A History of Burnaby Schools.
Some of B.C.’s Best Jazz Artists Coming to Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

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Legendary B.C. jazz artists will take the stage at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts as part of CELLARSTREAM AT THE ’BOLT, a livestreaming concert series which runs throughout February and March.
City Encourages Residents to ‘Say Hello’

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The City of Burnaby challenges residents to “Say Hello” to each other, to combat the effects social isolation through simple gestures of kindness.
City of Burnaby Preparing to Open New Recreation Centre for the Community

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Today marks the first step in creating an exciting new recreation facility for residents as the City of Burnaby officially assumes ownership of 3713 Kensington Avenue, the site of the former Fortius Sport & Health facility.
Dog Licences Can Now Be Purchased or Renewed Online

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Burnaby residents can now register or renew dog licences online through My Property Portal, making it easier than ever to ensure your dog is properly registered with the City of Burnaby.
Explore Works of Canadian Artist Gary Lee-Nova at Burnaby Art Gallery

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Experience an enlightening visual array during Oblique Trajectories, an exhibition exploring the works of Gary Lee-Nova, hosted at the Burnaby Art Gallery from January 29 to April 18.
Help Find the City of Burnaby’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year!

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Every year, countless Burnaby residents volunteer their time and energy to benefit the community — and the time has come for residents to recognize one of these outstanding volunteers by nominating them for the Kushiro Cup.
Live Streaming at the ’Bolt to Feature Award Winning Local Musicians

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Award-winning musicians highlight the star-studded lineup set to take the stage at Burnaby’s Shadbolt Centre for the Arts as part of the 2021 edition of Live Streaming at the ’Bolt.
Help us celebrate Burnaby’s environmental leaders

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Help the City of Burnaby find this year’s Environmental Award winners by submitting a nomination today!
Burnaby Residents Invited to Share Feedback on Short-Term Rental Framework

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The City of Burnaby has introduced new regulations for short-term rentals aimed at protecting the City’s long-term housing stock and preventing disruptions to local neighbourhoods while providing homeowners with the opportunity to earn extra income through an emerging trend in the tourism industry.
City of Burnaby Signs Purchase Agreement for Fortius Sport & Health Property

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The City of Burnaby has signed a Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA) with the Fortius Foundation to acquire the land and facilities currently occupied by Fortius Sport & Health.
City Hall In-Person Visits Suspended Until Further Notice

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Please be reminded that in-person visits to City Hall are suspended until further notice.
Burnaby Residents Offered First Priority for Winter Programs

Press Releases, News
Burnaby residents can stay creative, curious and connected to their community this winter by registering for a wide range of programs at the city’s recreation and cultural facilities.
Masks Mandatory at all City Facilities, Heritage Christmas Cancelled

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As announced by BC's Provincial Health Officer, masks are now required in all City facilities and Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum is cancelled until further notice.
Indoor Sports, Group Fitness and Dance Classes Cancelled

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Due to a recently issued Provincial Health Order, all affected indoor sports, group fitness, cycling, yoga and dance classes are cancelled in all City of Burnaby recreation facilities starting November 8 until further notice.
Remember In Place on November 11

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Our veterans fought for freedom. This year, take a moment to pause, reflect and remember by honouring their sacrifice by staying home. On November 11, remember in place by observing a moment of silence at 11 am from your own home.
New Transit Projects to Ease Congestion and Support Sustainable Travel in Burnaby

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The City of Burnaby has partnered with TransLink to install new queue jumper lanes and other road features in select locations across the city, to make transit service faster and more reliable while improving traffic flow for all users of the road.
City of Burnaby Extends Active Sidewalks Program into 2021

Press Releases, News
The City of Burnaby is continuing to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic by extending the Active Sidewalks, Open Businesses program to October 31, 2021.
City of Burnaby Expands Public Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Press Releases, News
The City of Burnaby has added 10 new electric vehicle charging stalls throughout the community, to make it easier for residents to transition to zero-emission vehicles and help the City achieve its Climate Action targets.
World-Class Performers Highlight an Innovative Fall Lineup at the Shadbolt

Press Releases, News
The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts will host one of the most ambitious livestream projects in B.C. this fall, offering audiences the choice to take in a live performance in person or from the comfort of their own home.
City Moves to Curb Speeds on Forest Grove Drive

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Responding to concerns raised by residents, the City of Burnaby is installing a series of traffic calming measures along Forest Grove Drive near a local elementary school and two neighbourhood parks.
City Recognizes Quick Thinking Local Heroes with Public Safety Award

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Five security workers who helped save the life of a suicidal male while on the job have been selected to receive Burnaby’s Public Safety Award for 2020.
City Launches Surveys to Guide Development of Urban Villages in Northeast Burnaby

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The City of Burnaby is seeking public input as we re-envision the future of two northeast Burnaby neighbourhoods, to shape how these areas will redevelop over the short- and long-term.
Arenas Re-open for Public Skating in Burnaby

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The City of Burnaby’s arenas open to the public on October 13.
City of Burnaby housing strategy process shines in national public participation awards

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The public engagement process that supported the City of Burnaby’s Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing in 2019 has been recognized with a significant award from IAP2 Canada, a national association focused on excellence in the field of public participation.
Burnaby Residents Offered Priority Registration for Fall Recreation Programs

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Burnaby residents will have the first opportunity to register for recreation programs this fall, with advanced registration for residents available October 1.
City Recognizes 2020 Environmental Awards Recipients

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The City of Burnaby is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Environmental Awards.
Burnaby Invites Public Feedback on Housing and Homelessness Strategy

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The City of Burnaby is inviting community input on HOME: Burnaby’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy, a plan to deliver on the vision of a community where everyone can find a home, afford a home and feel at home.
Live Performances Return to the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

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World-class artists and performers will take to the stage as part of Live (Streaming) at the ‘Bolt, a 10-week online concert series at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts which will also feature a limited live audience.
Political Protest Meets Classical Literature at the Burnaby Art Gallery This Fall

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Explore the connection between written word and visual art in Reading Art, a powerful and challenging exhibition presented by the Burnaby Art Gallery from September 25 to January 17.
City Streamlines Rental Declaration Process for Single and Two-Family Homes

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The City of Burnaby has streamlined the way property owners inform the City of the rental status of their single or two-family home.
Burnaby Public Library Expanding Access

Press Releases, News
All Burnaby Public Library branches will open for browsing beginning September 8, as the City of Burnaby continues to restart its programs and facilities.
Registration Starts Soon for Fine Arts Programs at Shadbolt Centre and Burnaby Art Gallery

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Nurture your creative side and reconnect with the community as fall programs and classes return to the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and the Burnaby Art Gallery.
Gilmore Avenue and Central Valley Greenway Rehabilitation

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Beginning the week of August 10, the City of Burnaby is undertaking a major road and urban trail rehabilitation project on Gilmore Avenue and the Central Valley Greenway
Help Us Document the Experience of COVID-19 as Part of Burnaby’s History

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Burnaby Village Museum is asking for your help to collect experiences, stories, photos, videos, objects and mementos that will help document this time of COVID-19 in Burnaby.
Indigenous History in Burnaby Resource Guide Wins National Award

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The Indigenous History in Burnaby Resource Guide, a Burnaby Village Museum project developed in partnership with the Kwantlen, Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh, Tsleil-Waututh and xʷməθkʷəyə̓m (Musqueam) First Nations, has earned national distinction from the Canadian Museums Association.
‘You Won’t Stand Alone’ Celebrates Strength of Burnaby’s Diversity

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In a new video, Burnaby City Councillor Joe Keithley and Mayor Mike Hurley perform a song written by Keithley that celebrates the strength and solidarity that comes from Burnaby’s diversity.
Changes to Access at Barnet Marine Park Improve Safety and Overall Experience

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To ensure public safety and continued enjoyment of Barnet Marine Park, the City has re-built the east parking lot area and changed the way vehicles access the park.
City Seeking Public Input this Fall to Create Urban Villages in Northeast Burnaby

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The City of Burnaby is moving forward with plans to re-envision the future of two northeast Burnaby neighbourhoods, and will soon be seeking residents’ input to shape how these areas will redevelop over the next 50 years.
Public Input to Help Shape Next Phase in Development of ‘Made in Burnaby’ Housing Plan

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The City of Burnaby will conduct public and stakeholder consultation over the coming months to aid in the development of a “made in Burnaby plan” that will guide the City’s actions on housing and homelessness over the next decade.
Help Shape the Future of Burnaby.ca

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The City of Burnaby is redeveloping the website Burnaby.ca and we’d like to hear what you think about our current website. Your responses will be used to guide us as we build a more interactive and intuitive online experience.
Help Shape the Future of Transportation in Burnaby

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The City of Burnaby is inviting the community to help build the second phase of a new Transportation Plan through an online survey.
State of the City Address 2020: Celebrating Burnaby’s Resilience, Support and Adaptability

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Mayor Mike Hurley spoke to the resilience and adaptability of our community, and the way we support each other, during the annual State of the City address delivered in partnership with the Burnaby Board of Trade.
Burnaby Launches “This is Climate Action” Banner

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To highlight the many initiatives that will enable achievement of the City’s commitment to be “carbon neutral” (no longer contributing to the carbon emissions that accelerate climate change) by 2050, the City is launching a “This is Climate Action” banner.
Indoor Pools Re-open as Part of Burnaby’s Restart

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Most indoor pools in Burnaby are now open as part of the City’s ongoing restart plan.
City mourns loss of Councillor Paul McDonell

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We are deeply saddened by the passing of Burnaby City Councillor Paul McDonell.
Facility and Sport Field Rentals Now Available as Part of Next Phase of Burnaby Restart

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As part of the next phase of Burnaby’s restart plan, residents can now book small meetings and events at City facilities, book City sports fields and book Micro Weddings at Burnaby Mountain and Riverway clubhouses.
Arts and Culture Facilities Reopen as Part of Burnaby’s Restart

Press Releases, News
The City of Burnaby’s arts and culture facilities, and registered arts programs will reopen as part of Burnaby’s restart next week, with enhanced health and cleaning protocols in place for the safety of participants and staff.
Burnaby Public Library Expanding Access and Going Fine Free

Press Releases, News
Burnaby Public Library is one of the first libraries in Metro Vancouver to eliminate fines for overdue materials.
Burnaby City Council Approves Bold Climate Action Plan

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Burnaby City Council has approved a Climate Action Framework, a roadmap for the City as it takes meaningful actions to address climate change.
Summer Fun for Kids in Burnaby as Outdoors Pools and Summer Camps Open

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Children and youth can stay active and have fun this summer at many of Burnaby’s parks and recreation facilities, as the city prepares to open outdoor pools and offer a select range of camps.
Help shape the future Cameron Recreation Centre and Library in northeast Burnaby!

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The City of Burnaby is exploring the replacement of Cameron Recreation Centre and Library. Through an online survey, we are asking the public to tell us what new community amenities they want to see in northeast Burnaby.
Active Sidewalks, Open Businesses Arrives on Edmonds Street

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Beginning Tuesday, June 30, Burnaby pedestrians will have more room to safely roam and shop with the closure of the curb lane on the west side of Edmonds Street as part of the City of Burnaby’s Active Sidewalks, Open Businesses program.
City of Burnaby’s Active Sidewalks, Open Businesses Program Expands

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The City of Burnaby’s Active Sidewalks, Open Businesses program is expanding, giving local businesses the ability to temporarily use their outdoor space such as on-site parking spaces for retail areas or patios for customers.
More Ways to Be Active in Burnaby this Summer

Press Releases, News
The City of Burnaby’s youth centres, recreation facilities and registered outdoor programs are set to restart over the next few weeks, with enhanced health and cleaning protocols in place for the safety of participants and staff.
City grieves loss of Councillor Nick Volkow

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We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Burnaby City Councillor Nick Volkow.
City of Burnaby launches new program to help businesses reopen safely

Press Releases, News
The new Active Sidewalks, Open Businesses program will permit local businesses to temporarily (until October 31, 2020) add outdoor seating or otherwise expand into outdoor spaces.
City of Burnaby continues careful reopening of facilities and programs

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The City of Burnaby will open more facilities and programs to the public in the coming weeks, with modifications as required to ensure safe enjoyment of a wider range of activities.
City of Burnaby to Hold Virtual Public Hearings

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Beginning June 9, public hearings will use a virtual format, to ensure residents can participate in local government in a way that safeguards public health while ensuring city business can proceed.
Paper Bag Pickup available at Burnaby Public Library

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Burnaby Public Library is now offering a safe and contact-free pickup service for books, movies, music and much more.
Property Tax Increase Reduced, and Residents Given More Time to Pay for 2020

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Burnaby City Council has revised the property tax increase for 2020, reducing the rate from a proposed 3.5% to 1.75%. Property owners will also have the option to pay their taxes later in the year.
Burnaby Art Gallery Offers Virtual Tour of Local Artist’s Exhibition

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Burnaby’s Brad McMurray turns his lens on familiar local neighbourhoods, revealing their strange artistry in his latest show at the Burnaby Art Gallery.
City of Burnaby to Re-Open Select Outdoor Facilities

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Starting on May 13, City of Burnaby will begin to re-open a number of City-owned outdoor facilities in a limited capacity.
Burnaby Cancels Summer Events and Programs

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The City of Burnaby has made the difficult decision to cancel events and programs slated for this summer in order to meet the physical distancing and public gathering requirements set out by the Provincial Health Officer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nematodes Now Available to Help Tackle Chafer Beetles

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Is your lawn a mess because of European chafer beetles? To help manage this pesky problem, the City of Burnaby is offering nematodes at a reduced rate for Burnaby residents.
Burnaby resident receives BC Achievement Community Award

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The City of Burnaby is proud to announce that Gloria Kravac, a volunteer with Citizen Support Services, is one of this year’s recipients of the BC Achievement Community Award.
COVID-19 rock anthem sold as single to benefit Food Bank

Press Releases, News
The musical talents of Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley and Councillor Joe Keithley could prove to be a boon to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival cancelled for 2020

Press Releases, News
The City of Burnaby has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival.
Watering restrictions take effect May 1

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Metro Vancouver's lawn watering restrictions take effect May 1 and will remain in place until October 15, 2020.
COVID-19 Anthem ‘We’re All in This Together’ a Rallying Call for the Times

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Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley and Councillor Joe Keithley celebrate the spirit of our communities and our frontline workers with the release of “We’re All in This Together,” a passionate, upbeat song for our times.
We welcome your thoughts on the 2019 Annual Municipal Report

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Please submit your comments on the 2019 Annual Municipal Report by Thursday, April 23, 2020.
Changes at Burnaby parks and increased patrols to aid public safety

Press Releases, News
With the likelihood that Burnaby parks will be busier during Easter long weekend, residents are encouraged to make responsible choices and to continue to practice physical distancing.
BC Superweek Pro Cycling Series Cancelled for 2020

Press Releases, News
It is with regret that BC Superweek organizers have cancelled this year's series due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus pandemic.
New penalties for people entering closed parks facilities

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The City is stepping up enforcement by issuing Bylaw Violation Notice and a $500 penalty to people caught using or entering a closed facility.
Metro Mayors ask Province to provide urgent COVID-19 fiscal support to cities, relief for renters and landlords

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Mayors from across Metro Vancouver are jointly calling on the Province of BC to provide measures to support cities facing strained budgets, as well as relief to renters and landlords to support residents and municipalities in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
Burnaby City Council to Hold Special Council Meeting

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A Special Council Meeting of Burnaby City Council will be held on Monday, March 23 at 5 p.m. in City Council Chamber.
Limited Public Access to Burnaby City Hall Beginning Monday, March 23

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Effective Monday, March 23, Burnaby City Hall will serve the public on an appointment-only basis in order to assist with social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis.
City of Burnaby closes all libraries, recreation and cultural facilities, golf courses and City-operated restaurants

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Effective Wednesday, March 18, all City of Burnaby public facilities, including all recreation centres, arenas, libraries (including home library and accessible service), cultural facilities, golf courses, and City-operated restaurants will be closed until further notice.
City of Burnaby actions on COVID-19 guided by Health Authorities

Press Releases, News
Please view the media release issued today.
Burnaby tenants protected by comprehensive Tenant Assistance Policy

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Renters in Burnaby now have some of the strongest protections in the country, thanks to a revised Tenant Assistance Policy approved by City Council.
City of Burnaby charges ahead on electric vehicle infrastructure

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The City of Burnaby is making it easier for residents with electric vehicles to stay “charged up,” unveiling 14 electric vehicle charging stalls at six locations across the community, with more to come.
2020 Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival

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Expanding to two days, the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival returns to picturesque Deer Lake Park on August 7-8, 2020 with another lineup of world-class musicians, including headliners Brandi Carlile and Steve Earle & The Dukes. Tickets on sale February 21!
Northwest Burnaby community facilities open houses

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The City of Burnaby invites you to learn more about the future of community facilities in northwest Burnaby at two open house events.
Nature and manufactured materials collide at the Burnaby Art Gallery

Press Releases, News
Though effects of climate change can sometimes feel distant, the newest exhibition at the Burnaby Art Gallery will force visitors to confront how industry reshapes our natural environment.
Framework for ride hailing licence strikes right balance, Mayor Hurley says

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The Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation’s agreement for municipalities to work together to develop an inter-municipal business licence for ride hailing strikes an appropriate balance, according to Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley.
City of Burnaby achieves Living Wage Employer certification

Press Releases, News
The City of Burnaby has been certified as a Living Wage Employer, an important step in delivering on our commitment to creating and sustaining the best quality of life for our entire community.
City of Burnaby offering grant of up to $2,500 for sewer separation

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Did you know Burnaby homeowners can qualify for a grant from the City of Burnaby of up to $2,500 to upgrade their sewer connection? We are encouraging residents to help us protect the environment while increasing sewer system efficiency.
Join Mayor Mike Hurley on a friendly walk and talk

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Burnaby residents will have more opportunities this year to connect with their mayor and achieve their daily step count goals at the same time.
Burnaby artist invites the public to Walk with My Ancestors

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Members of the public will have the unique chance to connect with local history and First Nations culture through an upcoming series of workshops hosted by Nicole Preissl.
Beresford warming centre hours extended during cold snap

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With extremely cold weather in the forecast for next week, the City of Burnaby is extending the hours of its Beresford warming centre to allow patrons to remain inside during the day.
Help us find Burnaby’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year!

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The time has come for Burnaby residents to recognize one of the outstanding volunteers who power our community by nominating them for the Kushiro Cup.
Recycling Your Christmas Tree in Burnaby

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There are many ways to recycle your Christmas Tree in Burnaby—from curbside collection, multi-family complex collection, dropping off at Burnaby's Eco-Centre, plus tree chipping events.
Holiday Hours & Council Meetings

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Burnaby's City Hall complex will close at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, December 24 and will open again at 8:00 AM Friday, December 27. The next Council Meeting will take place Monday, January 27 at 6:00 PM in the Council Chamber.
Burnaby’s water and sewer rates to remain stable despite regional hikes

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Burnaby residents will pay only modest increases for sewer and water services in 2020, even as the cost passed along by Metro Vancouver to run the regional water and sewer systems has increased significantly.
Burnaby pursues historic expansion of tenants' rights

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The City of Burnaby is pursuing one of the most progressive tenant assistance policies in the country, after revisions to the City’s existing policy were approved in principle by City Council on Monday.
Burnaby surveying child care needs

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The City of Burnaby is asking local parents and guardians to share their child care experiences with us.
City of Burnaby marks 110th anniversary of the Great Northern Railway disaster

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The City of Burnaby and the BC Labour Heritage Centre are unveiling a plaque to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the Great Northern Railway disaster.
City of Burnaby taking steps to assist transit commuters if needed

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The City of Burnaby is taking steps to assist commuters connecting to SkyTrain if strike action results in a shutdown of bus service in the region beginning Wednesday.
Echoes

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The Burnaby Art Gallery (BAG) is pleased to present echoes from November 29, 2019 to January 26, 2020.
Heritage Christmas creates a winter wonderland at Burnaby Village Museum

Press Releases, News
Thousands of guests will be transported to a winter wonderland at the Burnaby Village Museum during Heritage Christmas, one of the largest annual holiday celebrations in Metro Vancouver.
Deer Lake Craft Festival artisans deliver a one-stop Christmas shop

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High-quality vendors and artisans have always been a staple of the Deer Lake Craft Festival, but for the event’s 49th year attendees can also enjoy a standout cast of performers and musicians.
Enjoy the holiday spirit with festive lights all across the City of Burnaby

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Every corner of Burnaby is lighting up with holiday cheer this month, and the City of Burnaby has the tools to help locals plan a festive tour through town. View a map of the light displays at Burnaby.ca/holidaylights.
Burnaby’s Warming Centres set to open on November 15

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The City of Burnaby will once again provide relief for folks this winter, with three warming centres set to open on November 15.
Local Heroes lauded by the City of Burnaby

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Six outstanding citizens have been named Local Heroes by the City of Burnaby, recognizing the immense contributions they have made to their community.
Metropolis at Metrotown Master Plan to shape heart of Burnaby’s downtown

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The creation of a true, single downtown core in the heart of Burnaby has taken a significant step forward as Burnaby City Council has asked staff to work with the owners of BC’s largest shopping mall on the Metropolis at Metrotown Master Plan.
Significant Kinder Morgan Tank Farm Public Safety and Environmental Concerns Remain Unaddressed by Federal Government

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A fire protection audit report commissioned by the National Energy Board estimates that Trans Mountain’s response time to a major event at the Kinder Morgan tank farm in Burnaby – such as a serious fire – would be six hours.
Burnaby Lake Aquatic and Arena Facility Open House

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Come learn about plans for the new Burnaby Lake Aquatic and Arena Facility on November 6!
Supreme Court Grants Burnaby Leave to Intervene in Province’s Appeal of BC Court of Appeal Decision Regarding Proposed Amendments to the BC Environmental Management Act

Press Releases, News
The Supreme Court of Canada has approved Burnaby’s Leave to Intervene application in the Province of B.C.’s appeal of the May 24, 2019, BC Court of Appeal’s Constitutional Question Act Reference decision.
City introduces House Rental Business Licence

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Starting in October, owners of single- or two-family homes in Burnaby will be asked to fill out a declaration indicating whether or not they are renting out their home.
Burnaby pursues BC Housing partnership to build more than 1,300 units of non-market housing

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The City of Burnaby is pursuing an ambitious partnership with the Province, through BC Housing, to increase non-market housing in this city by up to 25 per cent.
New stretch of Central Park Perimeter Trail now complete

Project Updates, News
The Central Park Perimeter Trail is taking shape! Phase two of the trail offers walkers, cyclists and joggers a great way to be active in our city.
Call for Submissions - PechaKucha Night in Burnaby

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The City of Burnaby and Burnaby Neighbourhood House invite you to submit your application to present at the fifth PechaKucha Night in Burnaby. Applications are due by October 14.
Free Events During Active Aging Week®

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Are you 50 years or older and looking to try a new activity? The City of Burnaby is pleased to offer free activities for older adults during Active Aging Week®.
Connect with arts and culture during Burnaby’s Culture Days

Press Releases, News
With plenty of activities on the schedule, Culture Days is the perfect chance for the public to peek behind the curtain at Burnaby’s world-class arts facilities.
City breaks ground on new South Burnaby Arena

Press Releases, Project Updates, News
Construction of Burnaby’s newest arena is now underway! The South Burnaby Arena will offer two NHL-sized rinks, as well as space for dry-floor sports and public gatherings.
Celebrate World Rivers Day at Burnaby Village Museum

Press Releases, News
With more than 90 unique waterways, Burnaby is the perfect setting for a World Rivers Day event that celebrates our watersheds and highlights the need to protect and enhance our local rivers and streams.
Burnaby firefighters provide valuable assistance in wake of Hurricane Dorian

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The specialized training of Burnaby’s firefighters proved invaluable after a successful volunteer deployment to The Bahamas. The Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR) recently left the island after assisting with recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
Sign of the times — City updates rules on election signs and other temporary signs

Election News, News
The City of Burnaby has introduced new rules to ensure temporary signs come down in a timely fashion following an election.
City of Burnaby commits to bold emissions reduction targets

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Burnaby City Council has declared a climate emergency, directing staff to develop a plan with a clear path to deliver carbon-neutrality by 2050.
Burnaby recognized for excellence in budgeting

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The City of Burnaby has received an award for excellence in governmental budgeting from the Government Finance Officers Association, which represents more than 20,000 government finance officials in Canada and the U.S.
Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper

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The Burnaby Art Gallery is excited to present Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper from September 13-November 17.
Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment Welcomed

Press Releases, News
The provincial government announcement of long-awaited plans to redevelop Burnaby Hospital into a larger, modern facility is good news for the whole community, and no one is happier than Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley.
Help shape future community centres in northwest Burnaby

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Northwest Burnaby is growing fast and residents’ needs are changing too, so we’re hoping to hear from you as we plan new recreation, culture and leisure facilities in this area.
Lights, Camera, Action! Movie nights are back at Civic Square!

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Pack your blankets and snacks as Burnaby’s popular movie series returns to Civic Square outside the Bob Prittie Library at Metrotown every Thursday in August.
City Launches Housing Strategy to Activate Task Force Recommendations

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The City of Burnaby has launched a housing strategy to activate the recommendations from the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing.
Task Force envisions a Burnaby with affordable housing for all residents

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The final report from the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing, to be presented to Burnaby City Council on Monday, features 18 recommendations and a vision of Burnaby as a “community with affordable housing for all of its residents.”
Hit the stage with Rawk Camp at the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival

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Young people with aspirations to be rock stars will have their chance by taking part in Rawk Camp with Yukon-based rockers Speed Control, culminating with a performance at the 2019 Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival on Saturday, August 10th.
BBQ dinner series delivers a sizzling Blues Fest warm-up

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Two top-notch blues performers and a BBQ dinner combine for an amazing opportunity to enjoy an intimate warm-up to the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival.
Sounds Like Summer brings music to Burnaby’s public spaces

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Residents to local community centres may be pleasantly surprised by performances from local musicians in July and August as part of Sounds Like Summer, a new initiative to activate and enrich community gathering spaces with music.
Willingdon Linear Park earns sustainability award

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The Willingdon Linear Park project has received an Envision Silver Award from the Washington, DC-based Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).
The Shadbolt Centre’s 2019/20 season brings the Cool to Burnaby!

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Sharpen your pencil and mark your calendars as the Shadbolt Centre launches its 2019/20 season, presenting a rich array of internationally acclaimed and award-winning storytelling, music, theatre, dance and performing arts.
Residents’ ideas about housing shared with City Council

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One hundred Burnaby residents gathered for a full day of dialogue in May, and have offered their recommendations on how to tackle our city’s housing crisis.
The Giro di Burnaby races through Burnaby Heights July 11

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The Giro di Burnaby offers a chance to experience the thrills of a criterium race and a taste of Italian culture as it speeds by the cafés and shops of the historic Burnaby Heights neighbourhood on Thursday, July 11.
Movies, Magic and More take over Civic Square this Summer

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Weekly family activities, top-notch entertainment and movies under the stars are all coming to Civic Square outside the Bob Prittie Library at Metrotown every Thursday in July and August.
City of Burnaby offers three ways to celebrate Canada Day

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The community is invited to gather for three exciting Canada Day events offering a safe, fun opportunity to celebrate our country’s 152nd birthday!
City seeks artists to help paint the town

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The City of Burnaby is making it easier to get murals painted across the city, creating more beautiful and engaging public spaces. Artists passionate about putting their creations on wall-sized canvasses are encouraged to attend an information session at City Hall on July 11.
City of Burnaby to seek Living Wage Employer certification

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The City of Burnaby has adopted a Living Wage Program, to benefit the health and well-being of everyone who performs work on the city’s behalf.
Willingdon Avenue closed for funeral procession Tuesday morning

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Willingdon Avenue will be closed between Canada Way and Burke Street from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 to accommodate a funeral procession for a firefighter who passed away in the line of duty.
Burnaby Art Gallery’s New Summer Exhibition Places Focus on Women Artists

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The Burnaby Art Gallery is excited to present Women’s Work: New Acquisitions from June 21-August 25 featuring significant contemporary and historical work by over 30 influential women artists.
Burnaby Will Continue to Fight Trans Mountain Expansion Despite Federal Approval

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The Mayor of Burnaby says he will continue fighting to stop the Trans Mountain Expansion Project despite federal government approval of the project because the project poses an unacceptably high risk to local residents.
Dive into the World of Chalk Art at Burnaby’s Chalk Art Experience

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The 3rd annual Burnaby Chalk Art Experience will transform the pavement outside of Bonsor Recreation Complex into a colourful art gallery on June 15.
National group recognizes and elects Burnaby councillors

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Burnaby City councillors joined municipal leaders from across Canada last week to advocate for more support from the federal government on issues that matter to Burnaby residents.
Top Canadian indie band Stars to headline Canada Day in Burnaby

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Top-notch Canadian music, family fun and spectacular fireworks come together for one of the region’s marquee Canada Day events returns to Swangard Stadium on Monday, July 1.
City of Burnaby launches first Community Safety Plan

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What makes a safe city? That’s the question we’re asking residents as we develop the City of Burnaby’s first-ever Community Safety Plan.
City of Burnaby Launches Aquatic and Arena Facility Project

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It’s time to replace CG Brown Pool and Burnaby Lake Arena, and the City of Burnaby is asking residents what they’d like to see in the new aquatic and arena facility through a survey that launches today.
City of Burnaby pursues new approach to rental housing

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Burnaby City Council has endorsed an approach to rental housing that will make it a leader in Canada, with a series of firsts to protect and enhance rental housing stock city-wide.
Laida Falsetto Awarded Kushiro Cup as 2018 Outstanding Citizen of the Year

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Burnaby City Council is proud to present the Kushiro Cup to 2018’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year, Laida Falsetto.
Symphony in the Park marks 32nd year at Deer Lake with free concert

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The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra returns to Deer Lake Park on Sunday, June 30 for a memorable night of classical favourites for the whole family - all for free.
Vancity Helps Fund Indigenous Education at Burnaby Village Museum

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On Wednesday, May 15, Vancity presented a $10,000 cheque to Burnaby School District and the Burnaby Village Museum (BVM). This money will support the inaugural Burnaby Indigenous Week of Learning for Burnaby elementary students this fall.
Mayor’s Task Force introduces ‘Quick Starts’ for housing action

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The Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing has presented its Interim Report, which includes 10 ‘Quick Start’ recommendations aimed at improving housing affordability and accessibility.
Out with My Waste app, in with Recycle Coach

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Residents using the My Waste app are encouraged to download the app Recycle Coach before June 14 to ensure they continue to receive pickup reminders for curbside garbage, recycling and green bin collection.
New Eco-Centre Weekend Hours beginning April 27

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The City’s Eco-Centre is extending its weekend closing time by two hours starting April 27, providing residents with additional opportunities to drop-off recyclables and green waste over the summer months.
Burnaby City Employees Receive United Way Award

News
The City of Burnaby and CUPE Local 23 (Burnaby Civic Employees) were awarded the 2018 United Way Community Spirit Award in the “Growth” category on April 23.
Spring is in the Air at Burnaby Blooms, May 4-5

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Burnaby Blooms (formerly the Rhododendron Festival) is re-imagined for 2019 with dazzling figures and floral ladies adorned with bright blooms, along with beautiful plants and colourful foliage.
Burnaby First Municipality in Metro Vancouver to Convert to LED Streetlights

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Just in time for Earth Day, the City of Burnaby completed conversion of all its streetlights to LED this month, becoming the first municipality in Metro Vancouver to do so.
State of the City Address 2019: Burnaby — Connecting & Sharing With Our Communities

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Mayor Mike Hurley delivered the 2019 State of the City address at lunch event hosted by the Burnaby Board of Trade on Tuesday, April 16. The address highlights city achievements and plans.
Burnaby Residents’ Voices Captured in What We Heard Report

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More than 2,300 Burnaby residents participated in the first phase of Your Voice. Your Home: Meeting the Housing Needs of Burnaby Residents. Their input is collected in the What We Heard Report.
Celebrating Volunteers

News
In honour of National Volunteer Week (April 7-13), the City of Burnaby sincerely thanks our thousands of volunteers who selflessly give their time and energy to help create a better Burnaby.
Public Open House: Northeast Burnaby Dog Off-Leash Area

News
The City of Burnaby is hosting two public open house events for the community to learn more and offer input on a proposed dog off-leash area in Northeast Burnaby.
Join the WALK30 Burnaby | New West Walking Challenge Today!

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The City of Burnaby has partnered with the City of New Westminster on this free challenge to inspire people to walk at least 30 minutes a day. From April 8 to May 10, registered participants can track and share their daily walking minutes online.
Golf Survey Recognizes Riverway Golf Course as Top Golf Course in Lower Mainland

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The City of Burnaby’s Riverway Golf Course has been recently recognized as the top golf course in the Lower Mainland and the eighth favourite in a survey of golf courses across the province by the British Columbia Golf Association (BCGA), in conjunction with its publishing partner Inside Golf.
Putting a Pause on Demovictions and Creating Solutions Mark Mayor Hurley’s First 120 Days

Press Releases, News
Four months after his election, Mayor Mike Hurley has made real changes to Burnaby’s response to housing affordability and homelessness.
New NEB Decision Fails to Meet Public Safety and Environmental Risks

Press Releases, News
The National Energy Board’s reconsideration report on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and recommendation to proceed with the project met with concern and disappointment from the City of Burnaby today.
City Launches Your Voice. Your Home. Community Engagement Program

Press Releases, News
As a follow-up to the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing formed in January 2019, the City is launching Your Voice. Your Home: Meeting the Housing Needs of Burnaby Residents – a community outreach and engagement initiative to address Burnaby’s current and future housing needs.
InfoBurnaby

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The winter issue of InfoBurnaby is available online and arriving in Burnaby mail boxes soon. Featuring: A Message from Mayor Mike Hurley, New Online Services for Utility Charges and Property Tax, What's Happening events list and more.
City of Burnaby Wins Financial Achievement Awards

News
The City of Burnaby has earned the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association.
City Launches “My Property” Portal

News
My Property is a new online tool which streamlines owner access to property tax and utility information.
BC Ombudsperson

News
On Monday, January 28, BC Ombudsperson, Jay Chalke, and his mobile investigations team are visiting Burnaby.
Long-Term Burnaby Volunteer Honoured with Award

News
Today, Breakfast Television aired its first BT Gives Back show, designed to reward volunteers and unsung heroes who do incredible work for their community. Long-term Burnaby Citizen Support Services volunteer, Ruth Gautschi, was featured as the winner of $3,000 worth of prizes!
Council’s Holiday Greetings Celebrate Burnaby Students’ Artwork

News
The original designs of nine Burnaby Grade 4 students are featured on the holiday greeting cards to be sent by Mayor Hurley and city councillors this year.
Burnaby Opens New Warming Centres

Press Releases, News
To help ensure the safety of all Burnaby citizens during the winter months, effective December 12, Burnaby will open two warming centres from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily, with a third to open on December 14, and a fourth scheduled to open soon after. Operated by the City, warming centres are open overnight to provide safe, warm spaces in which people can take refuge.
Councillor Sav Dhaliwal Elected as New Metro Vancouver Board Chair

News
Longtime Burnaby City Councillor Dhaliwal was officially elected as the new Chair of Metro Vancouver’s Board of Directors for a one-year term.
City Facilities’ Air Temperatures Reduced to Conserve Natural Gas This Winter

News
As a FortisBC customer, the City of Burnaby continues to reduce natural gas consumption by maintaining lower air temperatures in our facilities since early October.
Burnaby Files for Leave to Appeal Original National Energy Board and Cabinet Approval of Trans Mountain Pipeline Proposal

News
The City of Burnaby has filed for leave to appeal the original NEB and Cabinet approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Supreme Court of Canada. Details about the Leave to Appeal application can be viewed here. Access to the full appeal can be requested here.
Invoices and Payments During Potential Canada Post Service Disruption

News
The City is providing options due to the potential Canada Post service disruption for vendors and customers to send invoices to the City and receive payments. Find out more »
InfoBurnaby

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The Fall issue of InfoBurnaby is available online and arriving in Burnaby mail boxes soon. Featuring: Fall and Winter Fun, Watch for Salmon Spawning this Fall, Burnaby's Bike Patrol Program, What's Happening events list and more.
Declarations of Official Election Results

Election News, News
Eva Prior, Chief Election Officer for the City of Burnaby, officially declared the election results for Office of the Mayor, Office of Councillor, and Office of School Trustee. View the declarations »
Burnaby Raises the Flag for Canada Games Torch Relay

News
Burnaby City Hall raised the Canada Games flag in celebration of the 2019 Canada Winter Games as they begin the MNP Canada Games Torch Relay.
Burnaby Challenges Orders Issued to Kinder Morgan relating to Piping Work at Burnaby Tank Farm Facility

News
Read the Motion to Rescind filing here.
Make Your Vote Count: Advance Voting Dates

Election News, News
The first of three advance voting dates for the 2018 Burnaby Local Government Election is on Saturday, October 6, followed by October 10 and 13. General Election Day is October 20.
City asks Port Authority to Withdraw Permit for Kinder Morgan Marine Terminal Construction and to Request Removal of Marine Fence

Press Releases, News
Read the letter issued today.
Declaration of Election by Voting

Election News, Press Releases, News
Eva Prior, Chief Election Officer for the City of Burnaby, officially declared that an election by voting is to be held for Office of the Mayor, Office of Councillor, and School Trustee.
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