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Carbon Monoxide Safety Message
Fire Chief Paul Scholfield provided a presentation to Council on carbon monoxide safety, in response to an increase in poisoning incidents around BC over the past week. Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless toxic gas. When inhaled, carbon monoxide interferes with the blood's ability to absorb and transport oxygen. Carbon monoxide is produced when fuels are burned incompletely. Tobacco smoking, idling gasoline-powered vehicles, and the burning of oil, coal, wood, charcoal, kerosene, propane or natural gas can all produce carbon monoxide. Residents are urged to have working carbon monoxide detectors in their home and test them on a regular basis.
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2018-19 Winter Season Preparedness
Council received an overview of the City’s key responses during extreme snow and ice events. Engineering Operations has undertaken preparation work for the upcoming season, including stockpiling road salt, brine trucks, plows, establishing an emergency response protocol line for first responders, and a winter road conditions phone line (604-952-3820) for residents. View the staff report and presentation.