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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

Burnaby, New West photographer wins triple gold at Ma Murray community newspaper award show

Burnaby, New West photographer wins triple gold at Ma Murray community newspaper award show

Burnaby NOW and New Westminster Record photojournalist Jennifer Gauthier won three first-place Ma Murray awards April 20.
Burnaby drafts 2 versions of the future: denser town centres or more urban villages?

Burnaby drafts 2 versions of the future: denser town centres or more urban villages?

Burnaby's vision for 2050: The city want public input on Official Community Plan.
Province, feds fund homes for 14 seniors at risk of homelessness in Burnaby

Province, feds fund homes for 14 seniors at risk of homelessness in Burnaby

A partnership between the federal government, provincial government and Progressive Housing Society will develop a new combined supportive- and assisted-living facility in Burnaby.
Burnaby approves 292 rental homes in union-developed buildings

Burnaby approves 292 rental homes in union-developed buildings

BCGEU's two-tower project has been given the final approval from city council and the union is 'hopeful' the building will be complete in 2027.
Burnaby to celebrate grand opening of new rec centre, arena next month

Burnaby to celebrate grand opening of new rec centre, arena next month

Rosemary Brown Recreation Centre will have a grand opening ceremony May 11.
BC Cancer Centre in Burnaby gets new name from $5M McCarthy donation

BC Cancer Centre in Burnaby gets new name from $5M McCarthy donation

The McCarthy family has donated $5 million to the BC Cancer Foundation.
Burnaby approves major contract for garbage-powered heat, hot water utility

Burnaby approves major contract for garbage-powered heat, hot water utility

Burnaby's District Energy Utility is inching towards construction.
Potential park or resale: Burnaby eyes options for scrapped film studio land

Potential park or resale: Burnaby eyes options for scrapped film studio land

Larco Investments forfeits $20 million in failed Burnaby land deal.
Flea market comes to Burnaby this April weekend

Flea market comes to Burnaby this April weekend

It’s time to hunt for treasures at the Confederation Seniors’ Centre flea market.
Alternate bus rapid transit route would be 'tragic loss' for Burnaby Heights: advocate

Alternate bus rapid transit route would be 'tragic loss' for Burnaby Heights: advocate

Two routes for a bus rapid transit project in Burnaby have sparked back-and-forth between business and transit advocates.
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