Civic Services

Need help with shoveling snow? Find a Snow angels program


Need help clearing the snow?  Burnaby has a SNOW ANGELS program,  Or would you like to be a snow angel for your neighbors?  You can register at the Burnaby SNOW ANGELS site.

You can also find Snow Angel programs in other municipalities by just Googling Snow Angel and your city name.

Parking Secrets in Vancouver


Did you know that when you are parking in Vancouver and if you get a ticket at a meter you can get it waived on a one time only basis? It’s true. The Vancouver Sun has done an in-depth study on parking in Vancouver and has come up with its list of Parking Secrets.

My favorite secret is…number 3 that states, "For parking-meter tickets only, every driver in the city is entitled to
one “courtesy cancellation.” If you call 604-257-8732, and ask nicely,
the city will usually waive your fine. Each licence plate gets only one
free pass over the life of the vehicle."

This cheeky monkey thinks that this is because the meters sometimes do not read the coins and therefore do not give the time paid for and the City of Vancouver knows this and is giving the parker the benefit of the doubt.

Need Information? Check out the Red Book Online


The Red Book online is a compendium of human services available in the lower mainland of British Columbia. Check it out, it is chock full of information.

Join a Committee and be Pro Active!


Having a daughter in a wheelchair meant going over or around so many curbs without the curb cuts in them, not being satisfied with the change facilities or the pool chairs at the various pools in Bby., disgruntled at the taxi services and other accessibility issues made me volunteer for the Access Advisory Committee for the City of Burnaby.  This committee addresses not just people with physical disabilities issues, but also the hard of hearing and the sight impaired population as well.  I have learned a great deal by being on this committee and feel that anyone can volunteer to be on so many committees to make an improvement in the lives of people with disabilities.

1.  Join a committee as you never know what impact you may have by sharing your own personal experiences.

2.  Don’t just complain, do something about it by joining a committee.  It’s surprising how much you are able to contribute!