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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Community Development and Ecosystem Protection

The City of Burnaby considers ecosystem protection and enhancement in all major land use planning and development initiatives.


Burnaby recognizes the importance of environmentally sensitive areas and maintaining intact natural ecosystems; these values are reflected in various policies and initiatives. Some of the early policies were approved in the 1990's and set the direction for many of the City's subsequent achievements in environmental protection and enhancement, including acquisition and dedication of several major Parks and Conservation Areas and the establishment of the Tree Bylaw. Currently, development within or in close proximity to environmentally sensitive areas must demonstrate compliance with these policies, as well as federal and provincial policies, for example protection of Species at Risk, Development near streams, wetlands or lakes may be subject to the City’s Environmental Review Committee process.   

Read on for information on the policies and regulations relating to development and ecosystem protection in Burnaby.

Strategic Planning for Ecosystem Protection

Development Planning and Review

Construction Impacts Mitigation

Other Resources

Provincial and Federal Regulations for Developing Around Watercourses
Note: this information is provided for convenience only; it is the responsibility of all land owners and project proponents to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations.

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    Waterways MapMoreLearn the historic names of waterways in Burnaby.