Burnaby residents speak out against long-term mayor and council

Current Burnaby mayor Derek Corrigan poses in front of the camera. Corrigan will be running for a sixth term as mayor this October. Photo by Mark Klotz. By ANA ROSE WALKEY With a municipal election on the horizon, some Burnaby residents are looking forward to a possible change from a mayor who has sat on…

West Vancouver young adults declining in population

Provincial budget a serious problem, according to mayor West Vancouver recently approved construction of its first rental housing project due to a housing crisis pushing young people away. Photo Ana Rose Walkey By ANA ROSE WALKEY At least half of residents age 25 to 45 have left West Vancouver in the past few years due…

Moving private liquor stores not an easy task in Burnaby

Rezoning Project manager says rezoning to move a private liquor store is tedious work. By ANA ROSE WALKEY The City of Burnaby is a tough municipality when it comes to moving private liquor stores around, according to a project manager in charge of private liquor store rezoning. John McNally, head of John McNally Designers Inc….

Residents oppose liquor store for Burnaby shopping centre

Applicant refutes residents’ fears of crime connection The owner of Hop & Vine Liquor Store applied to have the existing licence transferred to Crest shopping centre despite resident complaints. Photo by Ana Rose Walkey Residents of the Crest area in Burnaby are speaking out against a proposal to open a private liquor store in their…

Residents call for language diversity

An activist group is calling on Burnaby city council to offer more languages than English on their public hearing notices. High rise¬†towers at Metrotown in Burnaby. More and more development of similar buildings is happening around Metrotown. Photo by waferboard. By ANA ROSE WALKEY Burnaby residents are calling on city council to allow more opportunity…

Vancouver: a ‘people-moving’ city

Vancouver is looking to make it’s streets even more efficient. By ANA ROSE WALKEY The 99 b-line bus that runs along Broadway in Vancouver. Broadway is a busy, arterial street in the city that a lot of people walk, cycle, bus and drive on on a daily basis.¬†Photo by ArielKettle, via Wikimedia Commons. Vancouver is…

Burnaby citizens with dementia need accessible transportation

With an increasing number of Burnaby residents living with dementia, city staff are working to make it easier for them to get around. By ANA ROSE WALKEY While The City of Burnaby is making it easier for people with dementia to walk around, changes to public transportation may need to be made. Dementia-Friendly Community Action…

Overdose deaths don’t capture full extent of opioid crisis

Brain damage, cardiac problems not reflected in data By ANA ROSE WALKEY Inspector Bill Spearn presents an opioid crisis update to the Vancouver Police Board. Photo by Ana Rose Walkey. The full magnitude of the opioid crisis in Vancouver and across British Columbia is not being measured to include people who survive an overdose but…

Burnaby: large, developing city. Small, beautiful community.

Burnaby is a large city with a small city feel. According to residents, business owners and social service providers alike, the city has many charms that allow for a strong community.   Strong community feel Children talking to Captain America at Hats Off Day, Burnaby’s yearly community celebration, on Jun. 3, 2017. Photo by Sean…