The city of Burnaby, B.C., has taken top marks in a national survey of municipalities. Burnaby came out in the No. 1 spot in Maclean’s first Best (And Worst) Run Cities Report.

A news release from the magazine calls Burnaby “a model for the rest of Canada — a smooth-running, municipal machine to which other towns can aspire.” The survey of municipal efficiency and effectiveness was conducted by the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies, and considered a wide range of criteria, including fire services, road conditions, garbage collection, policing, transit and taxation levels.

Three of the top four cities were in B. C.’s Lower Mainland, with Burnaby in first place, Surrey in third and Vancouver in fourth. Saskatoon was ranked No. 2.