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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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Outdoor burning is not permitted in Burnaby.  CSA-approved appliances specifically designed for cooking food, and that are fuelled by propane, natural gas or charcoal briquettes are allowed.

Permission may be granted by the Fire Chief for a one-time special event fire. Download our Burning Permit Application, and print it out to turn it in at the Burnaby Fire Department.

Permits are available at Fire Station #1. The fee for a permit to burn is $100.00, including tax. We accept cash or cheque. With any questions, contact us or visit our Fire Permits page for some general information. These links can be found on the right side of this screen.

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