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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

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

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

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

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

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.
Who's Your Local Hero?

Do you know someone who should be honoured and recognized as a Local Hero? The City is seeking nominations for Local Heroes – people who have selflessly given their time and energy to make an outstanding contribution in helping to build a better Burnaby.
New Eco-Centre Weekend Hours beginning April 27

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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