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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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Community Energy and Emissions Plan

Approved CEEP

On November 7, 2016 Council approved the Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP) in support of the Environmental Sustainability Strategy (ESS). The CEEP was created to help reduce the community’s overall energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in order to address climate change, improve local air quality, save money, and improve health and community livability.

How Was the CEEP Created?

The CEEP was developed using a combination of technical work, stakeholder input and public consultation. The framework of one vision, two targets, five goals, twenty one strategies and 45 suggested action within the CEEP was crafted to support and complement the ESS.

What Can You Do?

Interested in taking action, but don’t know where to start? We have some information on ways for you to take action.

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