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Fire Contained On Burnaby Mountain

Posted 1:50 PM July 5, 2015

The Burnaby Fire Department has contained a small brush fire that broke out this morning on the north slope of Burnaby Mountain. Crews will be maintaining a presence in the area for the duration.

No evacuation orders have been issued. Residents affected by the smoke are to close their windows or may choose to leave the area. Delays and rerouting for transit services are expected due to road closures in the area. Using the hiking trails are not recommended at the moment. Park users are reminded to use care and attention during these extreme fire danger conditions. Please visit the Simon Fraser University Road Report web page for updated information.

Air Quality Advisory

Metro Vancouver has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter and potential health impacts, due to smoke from wildfires outside our region. This advisory is expected to continue until there is a change in the current weather.

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Environmental Sustainability Strategy

 Mayor Corrigan - ESS

“For the Environmental Sustainability Strategy, Burnaby Council is using a similar model to the recently completed Social Sustainability Strategy – bringing together community leaders on a panel that will engage the broader community.

Together with Council and staff, they will develop a strategy that will set directions for continued environmental protection, stewardship, enhancement, and resiliency. I look forward to working with the Steering Committee and the broader community to define how the city can evolve and continue to build on its environmental strengths.”

- Mayor Derek Corrigan, Chair Environmental Sustainability Strategy

 

The Process is Well Underway

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The City of Burnaby is committed to ensuring Burnaby continues to be a vibrant and resilient community, built on a solid base of economic, social and environmental sustainability.  

With the successful completion of both the Social Sustainability Strategy and the award-winning Economic Development Strategy, the City is now developing an Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

Burnaby is already recognized as an environmental leader.  The process to develop the new Environmental Strategy will bring together hundreds of Burnaby citizens to sharpen and refine our environmental focus in a way that reflects needs and expectations of Burnaby citizens.  The Strategy will articulate a vision, goals and achievable actions that recognize current challenges and opportunities, while providing the flexibility to adapt to changing needs and opportunities.

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For more information about these projects, to learn how you can get involved, or to be added to our project email list, please e-mail ecoplanning@burnaby.ca, or telephone 604-294-7404.

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