Lauren Vanderdeen

Lauren Vanderdeen is a reporter for the Burnaby Now, covering city hall and general news. 

'Going to need a lot more staff': TransLink to hire 500 workers by 2028

TransLink is on a hiring spree, hoping to hire 500 SkyTrain workers by 2028. That’s a 40 per cent increase to TransLink’s current workforce of 1,200. Jobs ahead of SkyTrain expansion It’s a...

Development in Burnaby eyes Indigenous-focused film academy

The Indigenous-led Willingdon Lands project plans for 450,000 square feet of film and TV production studio space

Bacteria-killing copper to be installed at BCIT after $5M donation

It can kill 99.9 per cent of bacteria and is installed in “high-touch, high-traffic locations"

Renters are finally moving in to massive tower at Burnaby mall

The first residents of the City of Lougheed in Burnaby have moved into their new homes. On Sept. 1, about 60 residents moved into the rental tower next to Lougheed Mall, one of four towers that make...

New West-based Great Wall Tea shop to open pop-up in Burnaby

New Westminster-based tea shop Great Wall Tea is preparing for a new adventure: a pop-up storefront at Lougheed Mall in Burnaby. Opening the week of Sept. 26, the store will be located in the mall’s...

Burnaby says goodbye as last Swiss Chalet in B.C. closes

You have until Aug. 21 to get your last quarter chicken dinner special.