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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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The primary city-wide policy document that provides the strategic direction, framework and guidance for the orderly management of growth and development in the City of Burnaby is the Official Community Plan (OCP) and its associated Regional Context Statement. The OCP provides for the integration of land use, transportation, the environment, community facilities and services, and social and economic planning into a broad strategy to direct the growth and development of the City. The OCP’s overriding goal is a desire to preserve and enhance community well-being and livability. The OCP incorporates six strategic directions that collectively provide choice and diversity of opportunity in relation to anticipated needs while protecting and enhancing those community assets that make Burnaby a desirable place in which to live, work and invest.

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The OCP is established under the authority of the Province of British Columbia's Local Government Act and is consistent with the Regional Growth Strategy adopted by the GVRD Board of Directors.

Burnaby’s OCP was adopted by Council 1998 June 15 as ‘Burnaby Official Community Plan Bylaw 1998’.

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