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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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Strategic Directions

Sustainable City

The City of Burnaby’s vision as a livable, sustainable, and thriving City provides a roadmap for the future. For several years, Burnaby has been working toward this goal through the implementation of three award-winning city plans — economic, social and environmental to complement our Community Development Plans and Corporate Strategic Plan.

These initiatives create a sound strategic policy direction for the future and provide a foundation for the continued strengthening of Burnaby’s overall well-being, enhancing our status as a liveable, vibrant and sustainable community; a place that facilitates an engaged and active citizenry, a healthy economy and a strong respect for the natural environment.

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Corporate Strategic Plan

The City's visions, values and goals to guide staff in further improving services, setting priorities and developing policies and programs.
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Environmental Sustainability Strategy

A plan for Burnaby's green future to protect and enhance its environment and ecosystems.
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Social Sustainability Strategy

A framework to strengthen Burnaby's overall well-being and to ensure it continues to be a great place to live, work, learn, play and visit.
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Economic Development Strategy

Smart, prosperous, sustainable… this is Burnaby’s vision for the future of its local economy.
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Community Development

Burnaby’s long range policies and strategies—action plans for the future.
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