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City of Burnaby to Hold Virtual Public Hearings

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

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

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

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.
COVID-19 rock anthem sold as single to benefit Food Bank

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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 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.
Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival cancelled for 2020

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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.
Utility Fee payments due by March 16

The City is reminding Burnaby property owners that 2020 Utility Fees are due March 16, 2020. To be eligible for the discounted amount, all fees must be paid in full on or before the due date.
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!
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

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

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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.
Winter weather is on the way in Burnaby

With significant snow in the forecast for Tuesday (February 4), the City of Burnaby has activated its snow plans.
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.
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