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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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Healthier Community Partnership

The Healthier Community Partnership initiative is rooted in the global healthy community movement which recognizes that health is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (World Health Organization, 2010). 

It is recognized that many activities/initiatives that contribute to health are generated outside the formal health care system.  Local governments and community agencies, through their service provision and community planning and development functions can play an important role in the promotion of population health and prevention of chronic disease.

Burnaby’s Healthier Community Partnership has been in existence since 2011. The Partnership currently includes representatives from the City, Fraser Health, Burnaby School District 41 and the Burnaby Division of Family Practice. Current focuses are the mutual benefits and linkages between good mental and physical health. View the 2017 Update.

For more information, please contact Social Planning at socialplanning@burnaby.ca or 604-294-7421.

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