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VANCOUVER—In the interests of public safety, the safety of CUPE members on the picket line and in accordance with City of Vancouver by-laws prohibiting the burning of open fires, CUPE 15, CUPE 391 and CUPE 1004 will move from the traditional practice of staying warm on the picket line with burn barrels, to staying warm by using alternate outdoor heating methods, such as commercial propane heaters and/or barbeques. We are making this change as quickly as possible on all of the over 70 picket lines currently up in the City of Vancouver.