Development may ruin one of Burnaby’s treasures

The sound of torrential water through land, the smell of luscious flora, and the view of the green landscape. This is the experience Paul Cipywnyk feels whenever he visits Byrne Creek Ravine Park. Cipywnyk is one of Byrne Creek’s most passionate streamkeepers. He started helping with the creek’s preservation since his arrival in Burnaby in…

A brief history of Burnaby in the 1900s

  While many people see Burnaby as a very successful urban hub, the city has a unique heritage that is both cherished and hated. Deer Lake Park is one of Burnaby’s signature landmarks. According from the city’s website, the park “serves as the cultural precinct with for the City of Burnaby’s arts and heritage amenities.”…

OPINION: Corrigan winning again comes to no surprise

I was tasked by the journalism program to cover the Burnaby election and was stationed to be in the Burnaby Citizen’s Association HQ when Corrigan, inevitably, wins again. It was not surprising that my mayor would win another term in office. Burnaby has a reputation to be a left-wing city: two of our MP’s are…

Hancott criticizes city’s inaction towards more affordable housing units

With so many high-density residential projects undergoing construction, Burnaby First’s Daren Hancott is criticizing the city’s lack of affordable housing options for low-income families. In an interview, the mayoral candidate said that the municipality has been prioritizing high-density apartments that would see housing prices skyrocket. He notes that building more “skyscrapers” will increase homelessness in…