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Snow and Ice Removal Continues

Posted January 16, 2017

City crews and equipment will be working this week to:

  • Clear catch basins in anticipation for this week’s thawing and rainfall events
  • Clear wheelchair ramps and bus stops of compacted snow and ice
  • Sweep and clear main roadways and priority routes of sand abrasives

Remove snow from catch basins and storm drains. Keeping catch basins and storm drains on your street clear of snow helps prevent flooding when snow melts. Report problems to our 24-hour service line at 604-294-7200.

Locate catch basins using the Burnaby Map:

  1. Select Layers button
  2. Expand Engineering Operations option > Infrastructure
  3. Select Storm > Catchbasin > Zoom into your street

Motorists are advised to be prepared for changing road conditions. Attention should be paid to water pooling around roadways due to forecasted rainfall this week.

Hazardous conditions, downed trees, potholes, and localized flooding can be reported to our 24-hour Emergency Dispatch at 604-294-7200. Non-emergency requests can be reported to 604-294-7460. We appreciate your patience as we work towards removing snow and ice in as many areas as possible. View Snow and Ice Control Information and Our Role as a City.

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James Cowan

Mr. James Cowan bought land in Burnaby in 1919, after serving overseas in World War I. The property on Gilpin Street is not far from the theatre that now bears his name. The theatre was previously known as the James Cowan Memorial Hall until 1971, when it became the James Cowan Theatre.

The Cowans lived on Gilpin Street between 1923 and 1955. Mr. James Cowan took an active interest in community affairs. He was a founding member of the Valley View Ratepayers Association, and was a member of its Council. He also helped present many briefs to Council concerning the development of the community.

In 1955, the Cowans moved to 4449 Percival Street. Mayor Emmott was so impressed with the length and consistent contribution Mr. Cowan made to the community, that he had the new hall named for Mr. Cowan a few days before he died in 1967.

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