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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Outstanding Steel Structure Award

2009 Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Outstanding Steel Structure Award for the Central Valley Greenway Pedestrian Overpass at Winston Street and the Burlington Northern Railway Crossing

Winston Overpass

With increasing recognition of the benefits of urban trails and dedicated cycle routes for health and fitness, local economic development, active transportation and the environment, the momentum for trail building is growing. The Central Valley Greenway (CVG) trail follows a 25-kilometre-long corridor that links the cities of Vancouver, Burnaby, and New Westminster through Burnaby’s Central Valley area. It extends 11.8 kilometres from Boundary Road to North Road on streets and rights of way paralleling the north side of Still Creek, Burnaby Lake and the Brunette River. The trail is a regionally significant east-west commuter and recreational corridor for both pedestrians and cyclists.

A functioning route for the CVG, with finished and interim sections, opened to the public on June 26, 2009. One of the most important components of the CVG is the pedestrian bridge on Winston Street at Sperling Avenue near the Sperling SkyTrain station. This bridge was completed in 2009 and provides a safe grade-separated crossing of Winston Street and the Burlington Northern rail racks for pedestrian and cycle traffic.

This accessible structure also provides an important link between the Burnaby Lake sports complex and the SkyTrain station at Sperling. The unique bridge design and lighting scheme won the 2009 Outstanding Steel Structure award from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction. Completion of this important CVG link brought the City one step closer to the goal of creating a comprehensive network of cycleroutes for a more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly community.

Building Urban Trails

One of the most important components of the Central Valley Greenway is the pedestrian bridge on Winston Street at Sperling Avenue near the Sperling SkyTrain station.