Circle of Security

Circle of Security is an 8-week program offering the opportunity to discover and meet the needs of your unique children.  Starting Sept 20th in Kaslo.

** At times, all Parents feel lost about what their children need…
The Circle of Security® can help!
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The Circle of Security® is a research based program offering parents the opportunity to discover and meet the needs of their unique children.
This 8-week program helps parents and caregivers of children from birth to 12:
* Understand their children’s behaviors & discover their genuine relationship needs
* Learn how to be a bigger, stronger, wiser and kinder parent/caregiver

For more information on the program, please call Tashia at 250 505 2498

DATES:  Thursdays September 20^th to November 8th (8 weeks)
TIMES:  12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
LOCATION:  Homelinks and Strongstart rooms- J.V. Humphries
Childcare will be available onsite for children aged 1-6(babies under 1 can stay with parent during the group)

HOW TO REGISTER:
* Call 250 505 2498
* or email: tashia.idp@kootenayfamilyplace.org

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Offered in partnership with Kaslo Early Childhood Coalition

July 26: Campfire ban in the SE Fire Centre.

For Immediate Release

July 24, 2018

 

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development BC Wildfire Service

INFORMATION BULLETIN

Campfires to be prohibited throughout the Southeast

CASTLEGAR – Effective at noon Pacific time on Thursday, July 26, 2018, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This campfire ban will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.

The Southeast Fire Centre is currently experiencing hot and dry conditions. The fire danger rating is “moderate” in some areas, with larger areas rated “high” and “extreme”. Forest fuels are drying out quickly, and hot weather and dry lightning are in the forecast. It is crucial to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires, so the BC Wildfire Service can deal with any naturally occurring fires that start in the region.

This prohibition applies to all public and private land unless specified otherwise – for example, in a local government bylaw. Please check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting any fire.

The following activities are also prohibited:

* the use of outdoor stoves and portable campfire apparatuses that are not CSA-approved or ULC-approved

* the use of chimneas, air curtain burners, sky lanterns, fireworks, firecrackers, burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description

* the use of tiki torches and similar kinds of torches

* the use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)

These prohibitions do not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

Prohibitions on larger Category 2 and Category 3 open fires remain in effect throughout the Southeast Fire Centre.

To learn about the differences between campfires, Category 2 open fires and Category 3 open fires, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/wildfirebans

Review the open fire regulations poster at: www.gov.bc.ca/openfireregs

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

A map of the area affected by these prohibitions is available online at: http://ow.ly/qjql30l6drO

The Southeast Fire Centre extends from the U.S. border in the south to Mica Dam in the north, and from the Okanagan Highlands and Monashee Mountains in the west to the B.C.-Alberta border in the east.

Report a wildfire or open burning violation by calling 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

Contacts:

Carlee Kachman

Fire Information Officer

BC Wildfire Service

Southeast Fire Centre

250 365-4056

 

Ashley Davidoff

Fire Information Officer

BC Wildfire Service

Southeast Fire Centre

250 365-4014

 

INFORMATION BULLETIN. DRONES.

 
July 23, 2018
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development BC Wildfire Service
Use of drones strictly prohibited near wildfires
CASTLEGAR – BC Wildfire Service staff were forced to temporarily halt air operations on the Wilson Creek wildfire on Sunday, July 22, 2018, due to people operating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or “drones”) above the fire.
A helicopter that was supporting ground crews was grounded. Additional firefighting aircraft working on other fires in the area had to be diverted from their flight paths to avoid the airspace around Little Wilson Lake area, which is about 19 kilometres east of Nakusp.
The airspace around Little Wilson Lake is once again clear for firefighting aircraft to operate. The RCMP is working with the BC Wildfire Service to investigate this incident.
The use of drones near a wildfire is illegal. The restricted airspace includes a radius of five nautical miles around the fire, and to an altitude of 3,000 feet above ground level.
The presence of drones near an active wildfire can slow down, or completely shut down, aerial firefighting efforts, due to safety concerns. If a drone collides with firefighting aircraft, the consequences could be deadly.
Under federal regulations, anyone caught operating a drone within an active wildfire could be fined $25,000, or jailed for up to 18 months.
The use of UAVs or drones near or on a wildfire is also considered to be “interference,” as defined in Section 56 of the provincial Wildfire Act. Operators are subject to a violation ticket fine of $1,150. If convicted, the operator could be fined up to $100,000 and/or face imprisonment of over a year.
The Southeast Fire Centre extends from the U.S. border in the south to Mica Dam in the north, and from the Okanagan Highlands and Monashee Mountains in the west to the B.C.-Alberta border in the east.
Report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation by calling 1 800 663-5555 toll-free, or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca
Contacts:
Carlee Kachman
Information Officer
BC Wildfire Service
Southeast Fire Centre
250 365-4056

Seeking participants…

From :  Tekoa Predika, owner of Rainika Photographik: images in tintype…:

I have received a grant from the Columbia Basin, to work on my tintypes of the homesteading spirt here in the Kootenays with Off Grid Portraits.

If you or someone you know would like to participate in this project and show, please send me a message. I am looking for people who are living in a non traditional way, yurt bags, off grid squatters, tiny home, permaculture, modern primitivist ………..
I am very excited to watch this project unfold.

Email: rainika.photographik@gmail.com

News from the LV Historical Society

Thanks to all who entered the 100 questions Centenary quiz:  The winner  is John Jeffreys.

Raffle tickets can be purchased up until the Meadow Creek Fall Faire for several great prizes; and to support the Historical Society!

 The Museum is open weekends and statutory holidays from mid-June to Mid-September.

The 100-Year birthday celebration was an unqualified success. We had planned for approximately 250 people, and that is about how many turned up. A number of adventurous people attired themselves in “period” costume—fun. Face painting, kids’ games, collectors’ displays, and the in-museum treasure hunt all added to the festive spirit.

Thank you to so many people who volunteered their time and/or equipment. And, course, thank you to the following agencies/people who contributed funds to pay for it all: RDCK Area D, Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Power Corporation, Boards by George, Hamill Creek Timber Homes, Grizzly Bear Ranch, Meadow Creek Store, and Lardeau Valley Service.