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Burnaby on track to smash construction record

Burnaby’s feverish pace of development is set to smash a billion-dollar record set last year. The city granted $1 billion in building permits in 2017, breaking its 2015 record of $879 million. By...

Construction going ahead at Burnaby Trans Mountain sites

Company has filed its plans for the next six months

Tax Freedom Day was June 10 this year: Fraser Institute

June 10 was this year’s Tax Freedom Day, the Fraser Institute announced in a new report. Tax Freedom Day is considered the “day you start working for yourself,” according to the institute because,...

Most Canadians do not support Trans Mountain pipeline protests: poll

While protesters continue to demonstrate at the Trans Mountain terminals in Burnaby, a new poll suggests the majority of Canadians do not support them. According to the Angus Reid Institute, 60% of...

Judge backs buyer reneging on $6.5m purchase over land restrictions

A BC Supreme Court judge has concluded a buyer who backed out of a deal to buy a $6.5 million mansion in West Vancouver was entitled to do so because a British Pacific Properties restrictive covenant...

Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival lineup unveiled

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats headline this year’s event

Trans Mountain completes expansion prep work despite protests

Burnaby continues fight against a National Energy Board ruling that allows company to ignore its bylaws

Federal court rejects appeal on NEB’s Trans Mountain decision

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said NEB has shown itself to be an agent of the oil industry

Safeway at Lougheed mall to be replaced by two-acre park

It is no surprise Sobeys closed its Safeway location at Lougheed Town Centre, according to Shape Properties. Last month, Sobeys Inc., the parent company of Safeway, announced it was closing up to 10...

Alberta premier calls B.C. bitumen ban an ‘unconstitutional attack’

British Columbia will face consequences for its ban on increased shipments of diluted bitumen, according to Alberta’s premier. Rachel Notley called an emergency cabinet meeting January 31, one day...