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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

12 highrise towers, 6K homes proposed for 10-acre Burnaby site

12 highrise towers, 6K homes proposed for 10-acre Burnaby site

Another master plan for Brentwood Town Centre is planned in the neighbourhood’s northwest.
VanOpen courting Burnaby to host pro tennis tournament this summer

VanOpen courting Burnaby to host pro tennis tournament this summer

Burnaby is the only suitable venue for Odlum Brown VanOpen, which has hosted talent like Bianca Andreescu and Eugenie Bouchard, but councillors aren't sure about displacing public tennis courts during “primetime” summer season.
New Earls restaurant coming to Burnaby’s Brentwood next month

New Earls restaurant coming to Burnaby’s Brentwood next month

New 7,600 sq. ft. restaurant “built with the Burnaby guest in mind” will have indoor and outdoor dining space, including an “island bar”; Earls Bridge Park location is now closed.
Snazzy 'destination' playgrounds coming to Burnaby with budget boost

Snazzy 'destination' playgrounds coming to Burnaby with budget boost

Burnaby playgrounds have become ‘less inviting’ – so the parks department gets a budget increase.
Photos: Check out this amazing Christmas display at a Burnaby home

Photos: Check out this amazing Christmas display at a Burnaby home

The DuPlessis family is raising money for B.C. Children's Hospital Foundation.
Earls in Burnaby hosts free pop-up before opening in February 2023

Earls in Burnaby hosts free pop-up before opening in February 2023

Get ready to savour a mini molten gingerbread cake and a spirit-free Italian Spritz.
Burnaby tower with 'poor door' and 'segregated amenities' approaches approval

Burnaby tower with 'poor door' and 'segregated amenities' approaches approval

A 53-storey highrise planned for the Metrotown area has two separate entrances for its rental and strata units.
'A big concern': Massive Metrotown development includes 'tiny' studios

'A big concern': Massive Metrotown development includes 'tiny' studios

Non-market studio units in the four-tower phase 2 of Concord Metrotown are set for a minimum of 323 sq. ft.
Historical transit society hosting garage sale in Burnaby

Historical transit society hosting garage sale in Burnaby

Get ready for a transit-themed treasure trove.
Watch: 'Incredible' salmon spawning in Burnaby creeks

Watch: 'Incredible' salmon spawning in Burnaby creeks

It's salmon spawning season!
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