Lauren Vanderdeen

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

Burnaby is developing massive civic projects amid soaring construction costs

The City of Burnaby must navigate high construction costs while planning multimillion-dollar rec centre redevelopments — which some councillors suggested may have been designed 'for aesthetic...

Burnaby council says no to Metrotown city hall

Burnaby City Hall will remain at Deer Lake, though a new facility still needs to be built

New e-bike share comes to SFU's Burnaby campus with Evo app

New e-bike share program features 30 electric bicycles available to ride at all times

Metro Vancouver developer doesn’t want to build more parking. Here's why

'The single-occupancy vehicle is going the way of the dodo bird,' says a developer of a forthcoming tower project on North Road in Burnaby

Burnaby can conceal hundreds of properties tapped for land assembly: judge

Judge agreed that releasing property details would give neighbouring owners a ‘roadmap’ showing where a land assembly is planned and raising prices in response

Province announces $253M for almost 1,500 rental homes in Burnaby

The funding covers 10 projects at varying stages of development. Some of the rentals will be specifically for Indigenous people and seniors facing homelessness.

Burnaby's the developer now. City vows to create its own housing authority

Get ready for the Burnaby Housing Authority, which plans to acquire land and build housing – particularly in neighbourhoods which currently lack non-market housing.

Did Burnaby councillors reject a plan to allow developers to build more condos?

Burnaby councillors were frustrated with a ‘confusing’ proposal to increase the amount of condos developers can build in exchange for building rental housing

'Ridiculous': 14 levels of underground parking in proposed 80-storey Burnaby tower draw concerns

'It’ll take 10 minutes just for somebody to park their car,' says city councillor