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City of Burnaby Extends Active Sidewalks Program into 2021

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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

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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

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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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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

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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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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