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Burnaby Public Library’s historical index to Burnaby community newspapers (1935-2005) and to Municipal Manager’s Reports to Council (1984-2005). Searchable by title, subject and source keyword.

Find out what municipal services Burnaby provides. Community demographics and other municipal information available on Burnaby Map. You can pay your taxes, utilities and parking tickets, look up council reports and city bylaws as well as register for programs online

B.C.’s portal to news and information on local government. Includes an extensive directory to municipalities, regional districts, related agencies and First Nations, a searchable library of full-text local government documents, bid and tender postings and grants available to local government.

Information and reports on regional development, air quality, water, emergency management, solid waste disposal, sewerage, housing and labour relations.

Click on Links to list of First Nations Governments and Organizations as well as websites in the areas of law, health, media, research, traditional knowledge and youth/education.

British Columbia

A telephone information and referral service that provides free, confidential, and multilingual information about a full range of community, social, and government services in the Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver and Squamish-Lillooet Regional Districts.  Or search the Red Book Online database of more than 5,600 services and agencies.

Recent and latest news on B.C. government initiatives. Links to ministries, organization, agencies and crown corporations. Click on Advanced Search to search by keyword or by phrase.

Look up Members of the Legislative Assembly and their contact information and transcripts of Debates of the Legislative Assembly (current and previous sessions). House and Committee webcasts and Question Period podcasts also available on the Hansard (Debates) link.

Click on Members of the Public under Public Sector to find out how to request for access to B.C. government records. Click on Members of the Public under Private Sector to look up what your privacy rights are. Both the Request for Access to Records form and Request to Access Personal Information form are available online.

Links to the official websites of Canada’s provinces and territories.


General information about Canada – national flag, Canadian symbols and emblems, national anthem, maps of Canada, climate, culture, economy, elections and voting, environment, geography, health, history, natural resources, travel and more.

Look up Canada’s Embassies, Consulates, High Commissions and trade offices abroad. To find addresses and phone numbers click on the country you are looking for.

Official site of the Canadian government. Latest government news and initiatives and links to departments, agencies, popular federal services, contacts, government publications and reports.

Source for information on access to federal government records subject to Access of Information Act and Privacy Act. Determine which government institution holds the records in Sources of Federal Government Information and look up the Directory of Federal Government Enquiry Points which lists contact info for federal departments and agencies. Online forms (Access to Information Request Form and Personal Information Request Form) are available on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Forms webpage.

Learn about the parliament, look up the names of the Members of Parliament and Senators and read the transcript or watch the webcast of the latest debates in the House of Commons.

Government publications

Search for B.C. provincial government publications that you can purchase online.

Locate Canadian federal government publications produced by the various departments and agencies.

Research and analysis on a wide variety of topics with a Canadian perspective. Topic categories include aboriginal issues, copyright, elections, environment, fisheries, foreign affairs, health, human rights, immigration, science and technology, taxation, trade and etc.

International governments

The Country Studies provide a description and analysis of the historical setting, the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of over 100 countries. Brief profiles of some countries are also available. Click on Portals to the World for selective authoritative links to electronic resources on the internet for individual countries or geographic areas.

Look up contact information of representatives of foreign countries in Canada.

Official website of the UN with information on global issues in peace and security, development, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and international law. Click on Member States to go to list of countries with links to their websites.

The official website for the Government of the United States. Search for government information by topics. Also includes links to federal and state departments and agencies as well as local government and tribal nations.

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