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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

Demovicted Burnaby renters to move into new apartments at old rents

Demovicted Burnaby renters to move into new apartments at old rents

Public officials and developers gathered May 13 to celebrate a new rental development that will welcome previously displaced Metrotown renters.
Burnaby joins Sue Big Oil campaign, would commit $1 for every resident

Burnaby joins Sue Big Oil campaign, would commit $1 for every resident

"I think it's very prudent; it makes sense," said a local Burnaby mom advocating for the campaign.
Major civic project funding on the line as Burnaby saw $175M shortfall in developer money last year

Major civic project funding on the line as Burnaby saw $175M shortfall in developer money last year

Burnaby expected to get $237M from developers last year to pay for its major redevelopment projects in years to come. It came $175M short.
These are the non-market rental housing projects developed on Burnaby-owned land

These are the non-market rental housing projects developed on Burnaby-owned land

The city has contributed more than $172 million to non-market housing in the form of land, grants and site prep.
B.C. rejects Burnaby petition for exemption to new transit-oriented development rules

B.C. rejects Burnaby petition for exemption to new transit-oriented development rules

Land near SkyTrain hubs is 'ideal' for increasing housing supply and a mix of housing types, says the B.C. government.
Burnaby needs stronger renter protections in wake of new B.C. housing laws: councillor

Burnaby needs stronger renter protections in wake of new B.C. housing laws: councillor

A city councillor wants to soften the impact of development-induced displacement in Burnaby by increasing tenant protections.
'We have done enough in Brentwood for density': Burnaby to lobby B.C. for exception to new housing rules

'We have done enough in Brentwood for density': Burnaby to lobby B.C. for exception to new housing rules

Burnaby city council has unanimously supported the 'Save Brentwood Park' petition which seeks to exempt the neighbourhood from provincial rules around building near local SkyTrain stations.
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.
12K homes, 15 towers planned to kick off massive Metrotown mall redevelopment

12K homes, 15 towers planned to kick off massive Metrotown mall redevelopment

The new Metropolis at Metrotown master plan proposes new parks and parklets, mobility hubs, new streets and more.
Film studio development in Burnaby falls through, mayor now wants to 'protect' land

Film studio development in Burnaby falls through, mayor now wants to 'protect' land

The plan for a new film production studio in Big Bend by Larco Investments (Bridge Studios) is not going ahead, according to the Burnaby mayor.
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