Goat news…..

from Friends of the Lardeau River:

Thanks to all who phoned the MOT re concerns of Mountain goats and traffic on Hwy 31 north of Lardeau. The Ministry listened and hired a Mountain goat specialist. This week a group of volunteers placed a variety mineral salts at select locations high above the road.

Apparently the shift to succulent green vegetation each spring alters the goats’ mineral balance causing them to seek minerals, they are most often seen at this location Apr through July.

Of course there is no guarantee the goats won’t be back on the road, please drive carefully.

Feel free to share.

Stolen boat…

STARCRAFT ISLANDER 191 ALUMINUM BOAT TWO TONE GREY AND BLACK STOLEN ON ACREAGE ON ARROW LAKE THIS LAST WEEK BY NEEDLES FERRY HIGHWAY 6 HAS HUGE RADAR ARCH WITH WHITE LOWRANCE RADAR ON TOP SERIAL #AB1202889 WITH EZ LOAD TRAILER BC PLATES #UTR88L HAS MERC INBOARD MOTOR……. PLEASE CONTACT RCMP IMMEDIATELY IF SPOTTED.URGENT……PLEASE POST MAYBE HEADING YOUR WAY TO TROUT LAKE KOOTENAYS…..

THANKS BRENDA

Wildland Urban Interface in Community Forest Tenures – Fire Protection Planning in Kaslo – Fire Protection Collaboration

Presented by the Kaslo and District Community Forest:

July 12, 2018
Kaslo Senior’s Hall
6:00PM

 

AGENDA

Introduction
(KDCFS Management – 10 min.)

Presentations (45 min)

Community Forests: Role in the Wildland Urban Interface from the perspective of the British Columbia Community Forest Association
(Susan Mulkey, BCCFA Manager of Extension and Communication – 15 min)

The Community Wildfire Protection Plan and an Overview of current politics, funding agencies and the Roles of the Local Stakeholders
(John Cathro, RPF, Co-author of the Kaslo and Area D CWPP and Nora Hannon, Wildfire Mitigation Supervisor, RDCK – 20 min)

Wildfire First Responders – Isolated communities
(Rik Valentine, representing the Argenta Emergency Preparedness Group (AEPG) – 10 min)

Invited panel guests: Douglas Yee, Fire Chief Kaslo Fire Dept,
Rob Mitchell, Forest Fuel Management Specialist, First Nations Emergency Services Society

Questions and Discussion

Swimming Lessons cancelled…

 

LVCC regrets to inform that there will be NO Red Cross swimming lessons at Glayco Beach in Howser this year. Despite extensive efforts by our volunteer board members ( special extra thanks to Sandra Rempel )- we were unable to secure an instructor. If you are interested in becoming a Red Cross certified swim instructor – or need to upgrade or renew – please contact Cari Liverman-Lamoureux Sandra Rempel or Tracy Remple to discuss some options for future seasons.

email:  lvccmanager@gmail.com

 

No more Greyhound….

Subject: An Important Update from Greyhound

See how the changes may impact you

WHAT’S
NEW Greyhound Canada Update

We have made the difficult decision to make substantial changes to our service in Canada effective October 31, 2018.

In Quebec, we are able to continue the routes and services we currently offer today.

We are permanently cancelling all Greyhound Canada services in the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

In British Columbia, we are cancelling all services as well. However, Greyhound US and BoltBus will continue to offer 4 daily trips each between Vancouver, BC and Seattle.

In Ontario, the majority of the routes will continue to operate. Here is a list of cities where Ontario services have been canceled.

We will maintain a full schedule through October with the last trips departing from affected stations on October 31, 2018.

For customers who purchased tickets online or via our call center, we are automatically refunding tickets for canceled trips. Customers who purchased their tickets through other channels may call us at 1-877-463-6446 and our customer care team will process a refund. Additional details are available here.

This has been a difficult decision for us, but we’ve seen ridership drop consistently since 2010 and continuing service on the affected routes has become unsustainable.

We sincerely appreciate your business over the years. It’s been a pleasure serving you.

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Greyhound Canada Transportation Corp, 1111 International Blvd. Ste. 700 Burlington, Ontario, L7L6W1
Terms and conditions apply.

Category 2 Burning Ban begins July 6.

Category 2 Burning Ban begins Friday July 6th:

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

 

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Category 2 open burns to be prohibited in Southeast

CASTLEGAR – Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Friday, July 6, 2018, Category 2 open burning will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.

This is in addition to the Category 3 open burning prohibition that was put in place on June 8, 2018. Both prohibitions will remain in place until further notice.

A Category 2 open burning prohibition does not allow:

* the burning of any material (piled or unpiled) larger than a campfire (i.e. no larger than 0.5 metres wide by 0.5 metres high)

* the burning of stubble or grass over an area smaller than 0.2 hectares

* the use of burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description

* the use of air curtain burners

* the use of sky lanterns

* the use of fireworks including firecrackers

* the use of binary exploding targets

The BC Wildfire Service is implementing this prohibition to help prevent wildfires and protect public safety. A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at: http://ow.ly/znny309kJv5

Anyone conducting a Category 2 open burn anywhere within the Southeast Fire Centre must extinguish any such fire by the deadline. A map indicating the areas affected by this prohibition is available online at: http://ow.ly/vGDO30kMM7o

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.

This prohibition does not apply to campfires that are smaller than a half-metre wide by a half-metre wide or to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.

Campfires should not be lit or kept burning during windy conditions. Anyone who lights a campfire must ensure that sufficient water, tools and people are on hand to contain it. Make sure that the fire is fully extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.

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.

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

You can also follow the latest wildfire news:

* On Twitter: http://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo

* On Facebook: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo

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