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Construction has begun on a newbuilding on top of Burnaby Mountain thatcould be the first in Canada to meet theLiving Building Challenge and achievea new standard of environmental steward-ship by being energy-independent, water-independent, free of any toxic materialsand completely local in its composition.
There are currently three other projectsin B.C. trying to meet the Cascadia Region
Green Building Councils sustainabil-ity challenge the Centre for InteractiveResearch on Sustainabilty buildingat UBC, VanDusen Botanical Gardensnew $20-million upgrade and the RobertBateman Art and Environmental Centreat Victorias Royal Roads University. Butthe SFU project, a new daycare for theUniverCity residential complex, is likelyto be the first thanks to the simplicity ofits design.
Ours is a 6,000-square-foot primarilywood and steel frame building, and the
construction program is a lot simpler,explained Dale Mikkelsen, manager ofplanning and sustainability for the project.The goal for this building is to be whatsknown as a net zero building, which basi-cally means the building will create asmany BTUs which is a measurement ofenergy as it will use in a year. What thatmeans is the building will produce ther-mal energy through solar hot water frompanels on the roof.
Mikkelsen, whose resum includes
Metro Vancouvers waste committeeis moving forward with plans to build agarbage incinerator for the region.
The decision came Wednesday, afterextensive consultation with city politi-cians throughout the Lower Mainlandand Fraser Valley, as well as publichearings over the past few months.
The issue ofwhether a landfill orincineratorwouldbebest for the regionhas been a hot topicas Metro Vancouverconducted consulta-tions about its inte-grated solid wasteand resource man-agement plan.
Metro Vancou-vers initial man-agement plan draft
favoured a waste-to-energy incinerator.The regional government has respond-ed to worldwide criticism of the incin-erators on its website.
Mayor Derek Corrigan is in favourof the incineration plan, saying thatthose who are anti-incineration arepro-landfill.
Scientific study identifies incinera-tors as environmentally and economi-cally better waste disposal options, hesaid.
The plan is being amended to include
Garbagewill beburnedBurnabys mayor on boardwith waste incineration
Digging the moment: Zacharie Parkyn, 17 months, and other youngsters wait for the digging to start at the groundbreakingfor a new daycare at UniverCity. The building is set to be the first and greenest of its kind in the country.
Janaya Fuller-Evansstaff reporter
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Jennifer Moreau/burnaby now
Green building breaks ground
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Andrew Flemingstaff reporter
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If youre looking for something fun, freeand local to take the kids to this summer,the City of Burnaby is hosting a series ofevents at Civic Square. The square is justoutside the Bob Prittie library branch atMetrotown.
Every Sunday until Aug. 29, there willbe a variety of cultural performances from1 to 4 p.m. (The only exception is Aug. 1,when there is no show.)
Kids day is this Sunday, July 25. Theevent will feature roving entertainers, facepainting, a balloon artist, storytelling bylibrary staff, airbrush tattoos and chil-drens performances.
There will also be playground activitiesuntil Aug. 22 on Tuesdays, from 5:30 to8:30 p.m., and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. and Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m.The activities include sports, games andart projects. There is also an interactivearts project that kids can work on. The artproject sessions run on Tuesday nights,from 7 to 8:30 p.m., on July 27 and Aug. 3,10, and 17.
On Wednesday, July 28, there is a musi-cal performance titled Around the Worldwith Boris. The act runs from 11:45 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. and includes musical instru-ments from all parts of the globe.
There is a also a series of Thursdaymovie nights, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. On Aug.5, its Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.Films for Aug. 19 and 26 have not beenannounced yet.
All the activities are free.For more information, visit www.
burnaby.ca/active or call 604-570-4000.
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Two Burnaby hotels are giving back tothe community by providing complimen-tary rooms to recording artists and thoseinvolved in the Burnaby Blues and RootsFestival.
The hotels have also booked local bluesacts to play in their entertainment venuesduring Burnaby Blues Week leading upto the festival, which is on Saturday, Aug.14.
The new Delta Burnaby Hotel hasturned over 20 comped room nights for thefestival to the City of Burnaby, accordingto Matthew Ballesty, the executive generalmanager of the Grand Villa Casino.
The casino includes the Delta BurnabyHotel, and the Scala Lounge and EboRestaurant, where British Columbian
blues musicians will play in advance ofthe festival.
Were trying our best to be as involvedas possible, Ballesty said.
Because of the hotels proximity toDeer Lake Park, it made sense to provideaccommodations to musicians and thoseinvolved with the festival, he said.
Providing a place for musicians to playalso feels in line with what Grand Villa isabout, according to Ballesty.
Entertainment is definitely one of ourpillars of offering, he said. There is anentertainment flavour to everything wedo.
The casino management believes it isimportant to be involved in the commu-nity, he said, pointing out all the civicprojects financed by gaming funds.
The city receives gaming funds for hav-ing a casino located within Burnaby.
We want to be involved in the com-munity, Ballesty said. The blues festivalis a great opportunity to do that.
Lesismore will play Thursday, Aug. 12and Friday, Aug. 13, prior to Saturdaysfestival, at Ebo Restaurant at the DeltaBurnaby Hotel from 6 to10 p.m.
Taylor James plays theScala Lounge at the GrandVilla Casino from 9 to 11p.m. on Thursday.
James managementcompany got in touch with the casinoabout playing the show, Ballesty said, andthey were happy to have her.
On Friday, James will also play a freeconcert at the outdoor plaza at Metropolisat Metrotown from noon to 2 p.m.
The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown isalso involved in sponsoring the festival.
The hotel has also provided compedrooms for the festival, according to DenisNokony, assistant director of cultural ser-vices for the City of Burnaby.
Burnabys own Kenny Blues BossWayne will play the Hiltons Reflect Social
Dining and Lounge onThursday and Friday from7 to 11 p.m.
Both hotels are offeringspecial blues festival roomp