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Lauren Vanderdeen

Lauren Vanderdeen

Lauren Vanderdeen is a reporter for the Burnaby Now, covering city hall and general news. A graduate of Langara College's journalism program, she loves reporting community stories — particularly involving transportation and arts.

Before journalism, Lauren studied Latin and ancient Greek in Halifax, N.S., and later spent time working in Port Moody arts organizations.

An avid TransLink rider, she's easily spotted on the Millennium Line, and can be found walking all over Metro Vancouver. Send her an email anytime.

Email
lvanderdeen@burnabynow.com

Recent Work by Lauren

Poll: What's the most pressing issue in the Burnaby election?

Poll: What's the most pressing issue in the Burnaby election?

Vote in our online poll to have your say in what issues are top-of-mind in Burnaby.
Former councillor Victor Stusiak, Freeman of Burnaby, dies at 98

Former councillor Victor Stusiak, Freeman of Burnaby, dies at 98

The former councillor and “financial watchdog” was awarded Burnaby's highest honour for his work in financial management and parks advocacy.
‘Fighting for scraps’: Burnaby mom wants city to increase childminding services

‘Fighting for scraps’: Burnaby mom wants city to increase childminding services

“There are so many moms who just need a break because they’re human beings.”
Have your say on mountain bike park upgrade in Burnaby

Have your say on mountain bike park upgrade in Burnaby

As the City of Burnaby plans to upgrade the Mountain Air Bike Skills Course, it wants your thoughts on how best to improve the facility.
Pedal and dash your way to community fun at Burnaby’s Girolino

Pedal and dash your way to community fun at Burnaby’s Girolino

Register for a kids’ bike race and run at Confederation Park. 🚴
What's there to do in Burnaby this weekend: Events Aug. 11-14

What's there to do in Burnaby this weekend: Events Aug. 11-14

Get your fill of fruit beer this weekend at Swangard Stadium, or mosey down to Metrotown where Burnaby Neighbourhood House is hosting a friendly, music-filled afternoon of barbecue.
Who’s running in the Burnaby local elections this fall?

Who’s running in the Burnaby local elections this fall?

Oct. 15 is election day across B.C. and Burnaby will turn out to vote for council and school board representatives.
Dream the night away at indie-pop star Mitski concert in Burnaby

Dream the night away at indie-pop star Mitski concert in Burnaby

Deer Lake Park’s festival lawn will be awash in the surreal-synth songs of indie-pop artist Mitski.
Celebrate summer with hotdogs, stilt-walkers in Burnaby

Celebrate summer with hotdogs, stilt-walkers in Burnaby

Have fun in the sun at a summer street party hosted by Burnaby Neighbourhood House. ☀️
What projects is TransLink funding with almost $8M in Burnaby, New West?

What projects is TransLink funding with almost $8M in Burnaby, New West?

Cities will see new lighting, cycling networks, crosswalk upgrades and bus lanes. 🚌