Skip to content
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
[email protected]

Recent Work by Lauren

Should Burnaby get involved in FIFA World Cup celebrations in 2026?

Should Burnaby get involved in FIFA World Cup celebrations in 2026?

Vancouver will host seven FIFA World Cup games in 2026.
70 commercial vehicles taken off the road in Lower Mainland enforcement blitz: Burnaby RCMP

70 commercial vehicles taken off the road in Lower Mainland enforcement blitz: Burnaby RCMP

58% of the trucks checked this month were taken off the road in a crackdown on commercial vehicle safety.
B.C.’s Rental Protection Fund gives $11.8M to preserve affordable Burnaby apartment building

B.C.’s Rental Protection Fund gives $11.8M to preserve affordable Burnaby apartment building

The Edmonds apartment building has rents almost 60 per cent below the Burnaby median.
'Red flags': Councillor says Burnaby Housing Authority no longer needed with new B.C. legislation

'Red flags': Councillor says Burnaby Housing Authority no longer needed with new B.C. legislation

Three councillors' efforts to delay the Burnaby Housing Authority failed in a debate late last month.
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.
More work by Lauren >