Climate & Environment

August 18, 2022

Burnaby cooling centres see uptick in visits as third heat warning hits Metro Van

The spring was filled with rain and below-seasonal temperatures, but we've now seen as many heat warnings as last year.

July 21, 2022

Temperatures in Burnaby could heat up to the mid-30s next week

At the moment, there's no official warning in effect—but the provincial government is telling British Columbians to prepare for the heat.

July 15, 2022

‘Bee’ on the lookout for wildflowers and butterflies: Burnaby begins its “pollinator corridor” project this month

Burnaby and Vancouver are set to begin a joint effort this month to enhance habitat for pollinators like bees and butterflies.

July 14, 2022

City of Burnaby says new EV charger lot is one of the largest in Canada

Burnaby plans to install an additional 200 EV chargers across the city over the next three years, mostly for city fleet vehicles.

July 4, 2022

Feed a Zombie, Not a Landfill: Meet the 8-year-old leading the way in Burnaby’s sustainability efforts

From Grade 2 students to lifelong activists, Burnaby residents and groups were recognized by the city for their environmental efforts.

June 29, 2022

Burnaby residents will vote on dedicating more park land in the city this October

A ballot referendum will poll residents on a new park land dedication bylaw that would preserve several parcels of land around the city.

June 27, 2022

Cooling centres opened in Burnaby amid heat warning

The heat is expected to continue today, but will cool down Tuesday as marine air moves in from the Pacific.

June 22, 2022

Special weather statement issued as temperatures could hit 30C in Burnaby

Environment Canada says heat will hit the Lower Mainland over the weekend, with daytime highs potentially reaching the low 30s.

June 14, 2022

Volunteers end Burnaby Environment Week with invasive plant removal at Central Park

54 community members gathered to remove invasive species like Himalayan blackberries, English holly, and English ivy from Central Park.

June 7, 2022

Heat dome report includes “no recommendations” to keep people safe this summer, says critic

“There are no recommendations that create new options for people to escape the heat in 2022 that did not exist in 2021, the year that 619 people died in one week as a result of the heat,” said Gabrielle Peters.