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Council approves $2.61M in capital improvements

Burnaby council has approved $2.61 million for improvements to replace aging infrastructure and improve energy efficiency.

Projects will take place at city hall, Eileen Dailly, Bonsor and Cameron recreation centres, Anderson House, libraries, fire halls and other civic facilities. Work will include replacement of boilers, roofs, pumps, fire panels, air conditioners and plumbing fixtures as well as exterior painting.

Of the approved funding, $400,000 will come from gaming reserves and be earmarked for energy efficiency improvements which help reduce operating costs in the long run. Any energy conservation grants it receives from Fortis BC or BC Hydro will reduce the city's costs.

In 2012, such grants helped Burnaby city hall pay for a new boiler at Bonsor and lighting upgrades at 16 city facilities.

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