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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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Electric Vehicles in Burnaby

Electric Vehicle charging

EV Policy in Burnaby

Burnaby’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy (ESS) and Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP) support healthy and sustainable transportation choices. Electric vehicles (EVs) can play a part by reducing community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and local air pollution and noise, and can foster green economic development. They also cost less to operate, and are fun to drive.

Burnaby’s EV Policy focuses on the following areas:

New Residential Development – EV Charging Requirements

For EV owners, charging at home is convenient and reliable, and new homes can be equipped with EV charging for a relatively modest cost. To support EV charging at home, Council approved bylaw requirements to make all new residential parking spaces EV-ready, by providing an energized outlet for Level 2 charging, including in single-family homes and multi-family buildings of all sizes. 

Other Policy Topics

The City is also reviewing options for EV charging requirements for new commercial and institutional development, investigating opportunities for providing public charging, and exploring the use of electric vehicles in municipal fleets. Updates will be posted on this page when available.

More Information

  • Plug-In BC provides basic information about EVs, and incentives for purchasing EVs and installing EV charging in your strata or workplace: pluginbc.ca
  • Plug-Share BC provides an interactive map of locations to charge your EV: plugshare.com
  • EV Condo provides resources and information for condo residents and owners about installing EV charging, and a searchable map of EV-friendly condos in Metro Vancouver: evcondo.ca