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Participating businesses in 16 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) from Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver, and the Interior rallied customers, fellow businesses, and municipalities to turn down the thermostat and find creative ways to raise awareness of energy conservation.
The list confirms that every year there are several major names who turn down an honour in the New Year and Birthday Honours list which hands out peerages, knighthoods, OBEs.
NEW Wales boss Gary Speed admitted the opportunity to manage his country was too good to turn down after being unveiled as John Toshack's successor.
Summary: Harry Redknapp said he would not turn down the England job if the Football Association came calling in two years' time.
SEVILLA defender Sebastien Squillaci admits he found it "practically impossible" to turn down fellow Frenchman Arsene Wenger as he prepares to complete his transfer to Arsenal.
He said: "I never turn down a fare and if Harrison wants a lift after I've bashed him up I'll drive him home for free.
VILLA defender Olof Mellberg admitted the chance to join Juventus this summer was too good to turn down.
He said: "Saints offered me the chance to fight for my place or move on and an 18-month deal at Queens was too good to turn down.