The NOW sat down with Burnaby's Mae Burrows to chat about her decades of environmental work. Burrows founded the Labour Environmental Alliance Society (now known as Toxic Free Canada) and campaigned to eradicate harmful chemicals from the workplace. She is also wellknown for producing the CancerSmart Consumer Guide, a handbook on common carcinogens found in food and household cleaners. Burrows was recently honoured with a YWCA Women of Distinction award.
Students from Stride Avenue and Maywood community schools were recently treated to free dental care, courtesy of Vancouver Community College.
Canada needs to better support refugees - that was the key message coming from the Canadian Council for Refugees, which held a national conference in Burnaby recently.
A Burnaby couple is backing the Ride to Conquer Cancer in hopes that more research will lead to a cure for their son with leukemia.
Burnaby residents who feed wild birds are indirectly adding to the ever-growing rat population, according to Craig Wilson.
So Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan and MLA [and Langley City Mayor] Peter Fassbender are having differences of opinion regarding transit issues.
The Boom Booms, a rock-pop ensemble from East Vancouver, visited Moscrop Secondary last week.
Burnaby service providers who help immigrants and refugees are in the midst of a government-funding sea change.
Re: Mayor and MLA go head to head, Burnaby NOW, May 24.
When it comes to helping families, longtime Burnaby resident Carol Matusicky believes in fixing the problem before it starts.
The B.C. SPCA has honoured Burnaby's Claudia Richter as veterinarian of the year. Richter, who operates the Burnaby Veterinary Hospital, received the award on May 31.
The Burnaby Storytelling project is picking up steam, and an estimated 15 people should be ready to share their stories by mid-June.
It's just before lunch at Burnaby's Alpha Secondary, and the school's access room is buzzing with activity. About 17 students are gathered in the room's kitchen, preparing salad and pizza from scratch.
Burnaby resident and well-known environmentalist Mae Burrows won a Women of Distinction Award from the YWCA last night in the environmental sustainability category.
A local retirement home has stepped in to save a seniors' health program facing financial peril.
A program supporting seniors who want to live at home longer has come to Burnaby, and organizers are calling for the public's input on how the program will work locally.
North Burnaby residents may have noticed an unusual plume of smoke coming from the Chevron refinery, following a power outage on Saturday evening.
The final numbers are in for Burnaby's four provincial ridings, and while none of the seats changed hands, the margins of victory shifted slightly in favour of the New Democrats.
With the Liberals in for another term, Premier Christy Clark is putting her 10-year-plan for "labour peace" with teachers back on the table, and the Burnaby Teachers' Association is none too pleased.