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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Let It Grow Naturally

Over the years, concern surrounding the potential health and environmental impacts of pesticide use has increased. The City of Burnaby has undertaken a number of initiatives to address these concerns.

Let It Grow Naturally Poster

From the City's side, we have:

  • Discontinued the use of pesticides on public lands in 1988. Our pest management is ecologically-sound
  • Enacted a Pesticide Notification Bylaw. This bylaw requires landowners to post warning signs before and after pesticide application
  • Adopted the Pesticide Use Control Bylaw No. 12465. The Bylaw was adopted Monday June 16th, 2008, and implemented April 1 2009
  • Adopted an Integrated Pest Management Policy and Program and recommendations of an Environment and Waste Management Committee to restrict the use of cosmetic herbicides on private properties
  • Began an education program in 2003 to help reduce the amount of cosmetic herbicides used on residential properties

To learn about pesticide reduction:

  • Grow Green Garden Guide

    Pagelet TemplateMoreGrow eco-friendly gardens, reduce your lawn foot-print and increase biodiversity.
  • Let It Grow Naturally - Brochure

    European Chafer - Wildflower Garden 2MoreGrown your garden healthy, green and pesticide free.