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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Island Illustrators Society: Big Canadian Stuff

 Big Canadian Stuff

Island Illustrators Society
Big Canadian Stuff
Celebrating 150 Years of Canada  

November 27, 2017- January 28, 2018
Bob Prittie Library | 6100 Willingdon Ave

This exhibition features 28 posters created by various members of the Island Illustrators Society to celebrate Canada’s 2017 sesquicentennial. The posters were designed to take the viewer on a coast to coast journey visiting iconic Canadian landmarks in a lighthearted fashion. The nine artists involved in the project, all professional illustrators based on Vancouver Island, modelled the poster series on art deco and mid-century travel posters, unifying the theme in a nostalgic and ironic manner.

For more information on Big Canadian Stuff and the Island Illustrators Society visit their website at

Image Credit: (left) Ken Falks, Big Moose, poster, 2017; (middle) Ruth Bowman, Bigfoot, poster, 2017; (right) Ken Falks, Big Canadian Trains, poster, 2017.