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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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Indigenous Peoples

The land that Burnaby is on (see page 6) has always been home to diverse communities of indigenous peoples. In addition to Coast Salish Nations, the City is also home to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit from all over the country. For more information, the Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study is a snapshot of the hundreds of thousands of indigenous people who live in Canadian urban centres.

More information can also be found through the Burnaby School District (SD41) and their Aboriginal Education Program. For information on programs and services offered in Burnaby, please contact Spirit of the Children Society - an Aboriginal non-profit society serving families in the Burnaby, New Westminster and the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody) area.

The City of Burnaby also acknowledges and is working to implement the recommendations for local governments in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Final Report and Recommendations for Action.

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