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New project planned for Royal Oak

A four-storey mixed-use development is being proposed for the Royal Oak area. Burnaby council has agreed to send an application for the development at 5312 and 5352 Grimmer St. to a public hearing on Nov. 29.

Notes from city hall

PLAYGROUND GETS FUNDING Gilmore Community School will receive funding for its playground upgrade. Council approved the $2,250 funding request at Monday night's council meeting.

Groups seek donations to help the homeless

Creekside Community Church and the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness are joining forces to help local people sleeping outdoors this winter.

Crime bill could be costly: MLA

Burnaby-Deer Lake MLA Kathy Corrigan does not want provinces footing the bill for the Tories' omnibus crime legislation.

Glacier Media buys Burnaby NOW

Vancouver-based Glacier Media Inc. is buying the Burnaby NOW from Postmedia Network Inc. Postmedia announced a definitive agreement to sell daily newspapers the Times Colonist, Nanaimo Daily News and Alberni Valley Times and its B.C.

MP wants oversight on pipeline expansion

Local New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart wants more oversight on Kinder Morgan's possible plan to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline, which runs oil from Alberta to Burnaby. The company is holding an "open season" from Oct. 20 to Jan.

All-candidates meeting delayed

Original date conflicted with a TEAM Burnaby fundraising event

SFU hires new athletic director

The incoming athletic director at Simon Fraser University says the school, which will become a full-fledged member of NCAA Division II next year, is a "sleeping giant" athletically.

North Burnaby restaurant fire "suspicious"

The Anducci's Restaurant on Hastings Street at Stratford Avenue is closed after an early morning fire on Saturday that police are deeming suspicious. "We were called just after 3 a.m. on Oct. 22," said Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Brenda Gresiuk.

Burnaby all-candidates meeting date has changed

Burnaby politicians vying for a spot on council will have to wait to debate each other. The meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, Oct. 26, by Burnaby Community Connections has been postponed until Thursday, Nov. 9.