Stefan Labbé
Over 300 fish were found dead on the Burnaby side of Stoney Creek Friday.John Templeton

Aug. 3, 2021

A murky discharge found flowing out of a culvert from Coquitlam into a Burnaby creek has been linked to the death of hundreds of young salmon, according to a local stream-keeper group.

A milky discharge pouring into a creek on the Burnaby-Coquitlam border has been linked to the death of hundreds of young salmon, according to a local stream-keeper group. 

Stoney Creek is the most important salmon-bearing stream in the Burnette River watershed, and local volunteers have spent years trying to bring fish back. 

Jason Plautz Contributor
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Dive Brief:

  • Pittsburgh is seeking to make universal basic mobility accessible to low-income residents through a new mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) platform that offers access to public transit and shared mobility services. 
Inayat Singh

Not leaks, the article says. Many emissions are designed "off-gassing." Can you say, "North Burnaby?"\

               - Gene McGuckin

Theresa McManus

June 28, 2021

Project would build on city’s submission to province’s plan to reform Police Act

New Westminster wants to lead a pilot project to address police reforms relating to mental health, poverty and homelessness.

Theresa McManus
New Westminster City Hall - New Westminster city council has endorsed a Sanctuary City policy.

July 13, 2021

"Don't ask/Don't tell" policy applies to city programs, facilities

New Westminster wants to be a place where people feel safe accessing city programs and services – regardless of their immigration status.

Derrick O'Keefe

Cities can do more to prepare for extreme heat events, and they must. Or else the death toll will continue to climb. 

Like Ernest Hemingway once said about bankruptcy, the climate emergency arrives gradually — and then suddenly. For 30 years, neoliberal governments of various shades have kicked the can down the road. We’re now at the end of the road.

Eric Reguly

Whether or not you want one, can afford one or think they will do essentially nothing to stop global warming, electric vehicles are coming to Canada en masse. This week, the Canadian government set 2035 as the “mandatory target” for the sale of zero-emission SUVs and light-duty trucks.

That means the sale of gasoline and diesel cars has to stop by then. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra called the target “a must.” The previous target was 2040.

Sophie Birks
Illustration from the Toronto-based Keep Your Rent campaign.

 June 7, 2021

Taking on landlords can feel like an impossible task, but these organizers are winning battles, and a bigger wave of tenant organizing could acheive even more


As tenants trying to live through the pandemic, we’ve been stressed about paying the rent as our landlords wield the threat of eviction, often leaving us with no choice but to expose ourselves to COVID-19 in our workplaces. 



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