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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.

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Recent Work by Lauren

Burnaby pulls back on FIFA 2026 festivities

Burnaby pulls back on FIFA 2026 festivities

The city is still in discussions around hosting another country's national team for practice.
Burnaby chops down 80-year-old maple tree in Metrotown due to 'decay'

Burnaby chops down 80-year-old maple tree in Metrotown due to 'decay'

While the tree at Civic Square had 'verticillium wilt,' according to the city, some residents are concerned about a decreasing tree canopy.
Burnaby to demolish 99-year-old heritage home, turn into park

Burnaby to demolish 99-year-old heritage home, turn into park

The home is in 'poor condition,' according to a report.
Burnaby to keep memorial bench program despite staff concerns

Burnaby to keep memorial bench program despite staff concerns

Staff will begin work on a policy for the memorial bench program next year.
Japanese flea market coming to Burnaby this weekend

Japanese flea market coming to Burnaby this weekend

Celebrate the Tanabata Star Festival this weekend.
$200M Holdom overpass to start construction in Burnaby this year

$200M Holdom overpass to start construction in Burnaby this year

The third and final round of public engagement for the project will be held Aug. 12 to Sept. 2.
Burnaby halts memorial bench program: too costly

Burnaby halts memorial bench program: too costly

Rising costs, surging demand and 'challenging and emotional' work mean no new memorial benches in Burnaby at least 2.5 years.
Burnaby opens cooling centres for relief from extreme heat

Burnaby opens cooling centres for relief from extreme heat

Here's where to find cooling centres, misting stations, shaded areas and more ways to beat the heat in Burnaby.
These Burnaby parks will showcase fantastic performers for free

These Burnaby parks will showcase fantastic performers for free

The city's Sounds Like Summer and Summer Stages programs will showcase a variety of local performers and musicians.
Office space per worker could shrink by up to 40% in Burnaby

Office space per worker could shrink by up to 40% in Burnaby

Workspaces are projected to get smaller in the next 30 years.
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