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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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Overall Sustainability Award

Burnaby Wins 2002 Fraser Basin Council's Overall Sustainability Award

Fraser River

Each year, thousands of men, women and young people working with hundreds of community groups, businesses and government agencies dedicate countless hours to help ensure a sustainable future for the Fraser River Basin.

The Fraser Basin Council's Sustainability Award underscores and affirms the achievements of these sustainability champions.

In 2002, the City of Burnaby was honoured to receive the Overall Sustainability Award.  In presenting the award, the Fraser Basin Council noted that “The City of Burnaby has consistently demonstrated its commitment to preserving and promoting its livability for future generations to inherit. It has shown that environmental protection, community livability and economic development can be successfully integrated in an urban community.”

Quote from the Fraser Basin Council

"The City of Burnaby has consistently demonstrated its commitment to preserving and promoting its livability for future generations to inherit."