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Hot Weather in Store for Southwestern BC

Posted July 13, 2018

While hot and sunny conditions are welcomed news for most, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Medical Health Officers are reminding residents to take precautions to protect themselves from the heat. Keep cool by:

  • Spending time in an air-conditioned facility (such as a shopping centre, library, community centre or restaurant) for at least several hours every day.
  • Dress for the weather by wearing loose, light-weight clothing. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade or use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more
  • NEVER leave children or pets alone in a parked car.
  • Check in on others - People living alone are at high risk of severe heat related illness.  
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Environmental Awareness and Knowledge Award

Burnaby wins the 2007 Environmental Awareness and Knowledge (PEAK) Award  from Philips and the BC Hydro Power Smart Excellence Award in the “Outstanding Energy Efficiency Project” Category

Photo courtesy of Karin Beil

The Philips PEAK award and the BC Hydro Power Smart Excellence Award in the “Outstanding Energy Efficiency Project” Category were received by the City of Burnaby for elements of the City’s $5.8M energy performance contract that reduced electricity use by four million kWh per year and natural gas use by 24,000 gigajoules per year in City facilities.

Reducing Energy Usage

The City has reduced electricity use by four million kWh per year and natural gas use by 24,000 gigajoules per year.