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Greetings To Everyone This is to advise you that due to the Corvid-19 Provincial Health order we can not gather to sort our donated bottles and cans. Our storage containers are filled to capacity therefore we are asking that you hang on to your donations until such time that we can again gather to sort these items. Thanks to everyone for your kind and generous assistance in this regard. We will send a follow-up notification when we can resume accepting your donations.Thanks AgainSouth Green Lake VFD

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We would love to see some pictures of Sointula and 70 Mile House for this weekend ‘Our Community’ segment on Global News Morning!Email your pictures with a brief description of each photo to: Weekendnews@globaltv.com*Your deadline to submit is before Thursday.For more details: bit.ly/3aEsQlxSointula, British Columbia, Sointula, Sointula (Malcom Island) BC., Vancouver Island Regional Library + Fans, VI Regional Library Sointula, ‘Namgis First Nation, A.J. Elliott Elementary School, A. J. Elliott Elementary School, Sointula Museum, Sointula Museum of Vintage & Antique Sewing Machines, Sointula Fire Dept, The Sointula Art Shed, Sointula Resource Centre, Sointula, Malcolm Island Sharing…, Malcolm Island Post whatever you want, Port McNeill – Alert Bay – Sointula Ferry, Regional District of Mount Waddington, Vancouver Island North, Tourism Vancouver Island, 70 Mile House, BC, Little Horse Lodge, 70 Mile House, BC, Green Lake 70 Mile House, BC, South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce, Canim Lake Band, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, School District No. 27, Friends of 70 Mile Elementary, The Community of 70 Mile House, South Green Lake Community Group, 70 Mile House Volunteer Fire Dept., South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Friends of the Cariboo Waggon Road Society, 70 Mile House General Store, Seventy Mile Access Centre, Gold Rush Trail, South Cariboo Visitor Centre, Cariboo Regional District, Explore Cariboo, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, Destination British Columbia

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Archive for April 2013


We have just about finished with our prescription. Unfortunately we did not get it all done. Some piles still had snow and some were just plain wet and wouldn’t light. Due to the burning restrictions  that went into place on April 15 we have applied for and received an exemption from the burning restrictions until April 29.

Both Kamloops Fire Dispatch and Prince George Fire Dispatch are aware that we are burning.

We will be attempting to get most of the burning done in the next few days.

Please note that this exemption only applies to the prescription from access 6 to access 3 on crown land.

Burning Restrictions


April 8, 2013

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Cariboo Fire Centre
Open burning to be prohibited across the Cariboo Fire Centre

WILLIAMS LAKE – Effective at noon on Monday, April 15, open burning will be prohibited across the entire Cariboo Fire Centre to help prevent person-caused wildfires and to protect the public.

Since March 31, Cariboo Fire Centre crews have responded to six wildfire incidents. All of these fires were caused by people and were therefore preventable.
Anyone conducting Category 2 or 3 fires must extinguish any such fires by noon on April 15. This prohibition will remain in place until Sept. 30, 2013 or until the public is informed otherwise.
A map of the affected areas is available online at: http://bcwildfire.ca/ftp/!Project/WildfireNews/452013~101859_CFC%20PROHIBITION%20MAP.pdf

Specifically, this open fire prohibition applies to:

  • the burning of any waste, slash or other material
  • the burning of stubble or grass

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

This prohibition applies to all B.C. parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. Before lighting any fire, residents should check with local civic authorities regarding any current prohibitions.

The Cariboo Fire Centre covers an area of about 10.3 million hectares, stretching from Clinton north to the Cottonwood River, east to Wells Gray Provincial Park, and west to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park.

Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

To report a wildfire or noncompliant open burning, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or dial *5555 on a cellphone.

For the latest information on fire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website: www.bcwildfire.ca

You can follow the latest wildfire news –
On Twitter at: http://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo
On Facebook at: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo

Media Contact:
Greig Bethel
Fire Information Officer
Wildfire Management Branch
Cariboo Fire Centre
250 989-2665

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To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call *5555 on your cellphone or toll-free 1-800-663-5555.

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