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B.C. adds tougher rules for party bus operators as grad season nears

The B.C. government has announced new regulations for the party bus industry. Starting with new bookings made after April 1, operators will now be required to have a safety monitor on board when...

Fraudsters fleece Burnaby businesses with CEO scam

Three Burnaby businesses are out thousands of dollars after employees fell victim to the so-called CEO scam. In the scam, fraudsters posing as managers, presidents and CEOs email employees of a...

Vancouver man sentenced to jail for Craigslist securities fraud and skipping trial

A man arrested in Toronto last year after not appearing for trial on B.C. Securities Act charges has been sentenced to 15 months in jail. Won Sang Shen “Craig” Cho (also known as “Jae Kim”) pleaded...

Burnaby’s tallest building ‘topped off’ as Brentwood megaproject grows

Steven Cirotto stood at the microphone Friday and talked about growing up in the Heights. The operations manager for the construction company Axiom said he still remembers how special Christmas was...

Burnaby should displace homeowners, not renters: analyst

Renter-density data shows why redeveloping Metrotown is a bad idea, according to Jens von Bergmann

Fraudster nets more jail time for violating securities ban

A man was sentenced Feb. 28 in Surrey Provincial Court to three months in prison for violating a permanent ban on capital market activities. Rui Armando Figueiredo (a.k.a. Roy Figueiredo), 58,...

Private college eyes former Metrotown Best Buy site in Burnaby

College classrooms, a library and administrative offices may soon move into the space Best Buy used to occupy in Burnaby’s Metrotown area. Alexander College is looking to move a couple blocks over...

Jagmeet Singh cruises to Burnaby South byelection victory

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will now be known as Member of Parliament Jagmeet Singh after winning the hard-fought, and at times ugly, Burnaby South byelection on Monday night. Will he one day...

Trudeau calls byelection for Burnaby South

National attention will be on the riding, as Jagmeet Singh attempts to gain House of Commons seat

Inapropriate 'dad joke' by Burnaby Safeway employee sparks shopper's human rights complaint

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has dismissed the complaint of a woman who was allegedly told “inappropriate dad jokes” of a sexual nature at a Burnaby Safeway store. Brianne Duke was shopping at the...