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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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Festival Lawn

Deer Lake Festival Lawn

An Extraordinary Outdoor Venue

International artists and local Burnaby talent alike perform here on a handful of weekends each summer. Last year, over 45,000 people attended events on the Festival Lawn.

The Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park is a wonderful performance venue overlooking scenic Deer Lake in the heart of the city’s arts precinct. This precious civic asset has become a favourite destination where area residents, out-of-towners and tourists celebrate arts and culture in the great outdoors.

Spirit Square

At the heart of every great community lies a site where citizens can gather for special occasions. Burnaby’s Spirit Square is located outside of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. It's a space where larger groups assemble for public events and private celebrations. Some of the features include a large ornamental tree, lighting and seating ledges. The B.C. Spirit Square program was funded during 2008 in recognition of BC150 – British Columbia’s 150th anniversary as a Crown Colony.