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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

UBC student reimagines old Burnaby oil refinery as community space

UBC student reimagines old Burnaby oil refinery as community space

Check out renderings by a landscape architecture student that visualize possibilities for the 200-acre North Burnaby Shellburn distribution terminal site.
New 'haunted adventure' Halloween event proposed in Burnaby

New 'haunted adventure' Halloween event proposed in Burnaby

The "live-action role-play village" event would include a beer garden, escape-room puzzles, live-actor interactions and axe-throwing.
'Not safe': Burnaby resident raises complaints about development

'Not safe': Burnaby resident raises complaints about development

Strata councils around the Gilmore Place development have seen damage and heaving to sidewalks - one resident says nearby development construction is to blame.
Burnaby's quirkiest motorbike repair shop meets party hub is leaving town

Burnaby's quirkiest motorbike repair shop meets party hub is leaving town

Richelle Trelenberg of True Grit Moto has turned an old barn into a motorcycle repair shop and event space - but it's not staying in Burnaby for much longer.
Blind, flightless falcon named Betty White guards Burnaby dump

Blind, flightless falcon named Betty White guards Burnaby dump

Crows and gulls can damage cars and leave a mess of droppings – but with the help of a blind gyrfalcon named Betty White (and other hawks), the Burnaby Eco-Centre manages wildlife naturally.
Block party bonanza at Burnaby's Brentwood coming this summer

Block party bonanza at Burnaby's Brentwood coming this summer

This summer, get ready for three weekends of block party festivities with different themes including family and kids, dogs and pets, and beer and wine.
Vintage neon sign could return to Burnaby Heights

Vintage neon sign could return to Burnaby Heights

The 1950s Eagle Ford neon sign could be reinstated as a heritage landmark on Hastings Street in a proposed $110k project.
Burnaby Hospital breaks ground on new construction for redevelopment

Burnaby Hospital breaks ground on new construction for redevelopment

Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix visited the hospital.
Burnaby high schooler to showcase dance crew's groove at Canada’s Got Talent finale

Burnaby high schooler to showcase dance crew's groove at Canada’s Got Talent finale

On Tuesday, May 17, Burnaby South Secondary School student Shamira Alberts will perform with her hip-hop dance crew in the Canada’s Got Talent season finale.
Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival announces 2022 lineup

Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival announces 2022 lineup

Grammy-award-winner The War on Drugs headlines the Aug. 6 festival after a two-year hiatus.