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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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Your Role as a Resident or Business

Sidewalks

Owners or occupiers of single family, two family, multi-family, industrial, commercial or institutional properties are responsible for:

  • Removing any snow or ice accumulation from all sidewalks surrounding their property; and
  • Snow and ice to be removed no later than 10:00 AM every day, including holidays, per Section 31 of Burnaby's Street and Traffic Bylaw

Fines

Burnaby's Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw was updated on December 4, 2017 and increased the fines for not removing snow and ice from sidewalks. City staff will be inspecting properties when complaints are received about uncleared sidewalks, and may issue the following fines:

Property Type Fine
Industrial, Commercial or Institutional $400.00
Multi-family $250.00
Single family, Two family, Mobile home $100.00

 

Residents

Learn the correct way to remove snow this winter with our Do's and Don'ts:

Do's

Do checkmark Shovel and de-ice sidewalk and driveway
Do checkmark Snow piled on property or boulevard, not on road
Do checkmark Leave 3 feet between garbage / recycling bins and objects such as cars or snow banks
Do checkmark To dig out your vehicle, pile snow on boulevard or property, not on road

Don'ts

Don't x  Snow not cleared from driveway *Cars parked on the road too far from the curb narrow the road for plows
Don't x Snow not cleared from sidewalk 
Don't x Snow mounded on road 
Don't x Garbage / recycling bins placed behind or on top of snow mounds 

Snow Do's and Don'ts

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Businesses

Keep your sidewalks safe for pedestrians this winter:

Do checkmark Shovel and de-ice sidewalks every day, including holidays, per Section 31 of Burnaby's Street and Traffic Bylaw
Don't x Don't shovel snow on to the road.
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