On April 10, I attended a fundraiser event at Michael J. Fox Theatre that was organized and hosted by the Burnaby District Student Advisory Council.
Re: Land sale: It's Corrigan versus Coleman, Burnaby NOW, March 29.
The residents who lost their homes in the three-alarm Smith Avenue fire almost two weeks ago have now found a place to stay, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Burnaby agencies.
It's been less than a week since a three-alarm fire destroyed a four-storey apartment complex at 3526 Smith Ave. and many of those residents are still scrambling to find places to live, clothes to wear and replacements for all their lost belongings.
Another round of Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award winners has been announced by two Burnaby politicians. Peter Julian, MP for Burnaby-New Westminster, and Raj Chouhan, MLA for Burnaby Edmonds, recently announced several Burnaby residents who were awarded the Queen's medal for significant achievements and contributions to Canada.
The Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness is looking for endorsements from community members to support the group's efforts to expand services and housing for local citizens living outdoors.
Christmas can be a difficult time for some, but when you're living on the streets, it's particularly painful. "It's a very difficult time for people," says Wanda Mulholland, spokesperson for the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness.
An art project created by homeless people in Burnaby is on display at the Tommy Douglas library branch.
Four residents in MLA Raj Chouhan's Burnaby-Edmonds riding will receive a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, according to Chouhan.
The Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness is calling on local residents to help keep people living on the streets more comfortable this winter.
Burnaby council announced Monday that there is no way it can support a transitional supported housing project at the 401 Motor Inn at 2950 Boundary Rd. if there is no funding lined up.
The Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness is backing a proposal to turn a local motel into a social housing project.
The Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness received some funding from the Vancouver Foundation to hire a parttime community development coordinator, and Wanda Mulholland, longtime local homeless advocate, will take on the role.
It was another busy year in Burnaby. Check out what made headlines in the NOW throughout 2011.
Creekside Community Church and the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness are joining forces to help local people sleeping outdoors this winter.
The Edmonds Seniors' Society is hosting a special fundraiser this month. The society is a non-profit dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of people over the age of 55, and the group is based in the Edmonds Community Centre. The members are creating a friendship and memory tree as part of their fundraising campaign. Some of the funds will help pay for a project to preserve memories before the group moves to the new Edmonds Aquatic and Community Centre.
The Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness is asking the public to help local citizens sleeping outdoors.
Results for the 2011 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count were released Tuesday, and numbers in Burnaby are down slightly.