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Port Metro Vancouver Chemical Fire

Posted 6:30 PM, March 4, 2015

The City of Burnaby has just participated in a City of Vancouver Emergency Operation Centre-hosted conference call with Vancouver Coastal Health and key representatives from all involved emergency agencies. The key message coming out of this call is that an “all clear” has been issued regarding this incident.  As a result, the City of Burnaby has now deactivated its Emergency Operation Centre.

The City will, however, carry on with overnight monitoring for air quality. The City also continues to recommend that anyone who smells smoke within the next 12-hour period to keep doors and windows closed, or if outside, to cover their mouth and nose with a wet cloth.

If additional updates are required, they will be issued on this website and via the City of Burnaby Twitter account – and/or by agencies in the region and via the media.

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Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Programs have been developed to support the needs of housebound seniors and people with disabilities so they can live independently. If you are a senior or person with a disability in need of our services, please contact us.

Citizen Support Services Programs Seniors Disabilities

Programs for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Grocery Shop-by-Phone
A volunteer will call on Sundays to take your order and do your shopping at the local IGA. You must be available all day Tuesday to receive your delivery of groceries from IGA and pay by credit card or cheque. 

Volunteer Visitor
A volunteer provides companionship for you through regular ongoing visits.

Volunteer Phone Buddy
A volunteer will call weekly to chat and check on your wellbeing.

Volunteer Shopping Buddy
Visit Brentwood or Lougheed Town Centre on Mondays or Metrotown on Thursdays. A volunteer will meet you and assist with your shopping and banking needs or to have a coffee and visit. Free wheelchairs are available if you need help getting around. Staff will arrange for HandyDART to get you to and from the mall.

Gadabout Bus Trips
Volunteers will drive you to and from the bus and accompany you on a three hour outing. Staff have First Aid Training.

Lunch Program
Enjoy a tasty lunch at the local community centre and make new friends at this volunteer hosted event. A volunteer driver will pick you up and take you home after the luncheon.

Burnaby Senior Citizens’ Resource Guide
This is the only complete senior’s guide in the Lower Mainland that includes information about programs, benefits, agencies and services available to seniors.  This free large print book is available at Burnaby Public Libraries, Senior’s Centres or by calling our office at 604-294-7980.

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"Thank you for a most enjoyable day. I would like to thank the volunteer for picking me up and dirving me home. He was kind and courteous and very helpful." Doris

"The baby cuddle program is great and necessary for families and mothers with kids. It helped me to do my chores and go out for appointments without too much struggle because I was alone." Steph

"I have enjoyed another year of your wonderful shop-by-phone service. Many thanks to the volunteers who provide the service and enable me to stay on in my own house. I don't know how I would manage without you!" Pat

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