We are now ready and allowed to restart our bottle/can sorting at South Green Lake Fire Hall

Date: Wednesday June 10
Time: 9:00AM

In light of the Covid 19 issues there will be some precautions including.

– all sorting tables will be outside and spaced safely.

– sorters at the same table should be spouses or people already within your associate "bubble"

– as usual gloves and hand sanitizer are available. Masks are also available.

-the bottles and cans we have in storage now were received prior to the Covid lockdown. The containers interior has been treated by Zak Matolo’s sterilization treatment.

-if you feel unwell, if you’ve been exposed to covid, if you have not quarantined since returning to Canada, or if you dont feel comfortable in this environment please refrain from attending

– we will also be making a few other minor changes to our process to maximize physical distancing and minimize exposures.

– other safety suggestions can be considered.

-we will start accepting your bottles and cans after this sort

Everyone is welcome!

Hope to see you there!

Thank you SGLVFD

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At the South Green Lake Fire Hall

Sand bags and sand available for residents of South Green Lake who are worried about high water damage to their properties

Please bring a shovel and only take what you need

REMEMBER to social distance!

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Fire department status update

South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department (SGLVFD) has been given the green light to start full practices, says Fire Chief Peter McKie.

He notes the Fire Chiefs’ Association of British Columbia has just put out some relaxed guidelines for B.C. fire departments.

“Fire department members must still maintain social distancing and a maximum of 50 people can be in a group if space permits.

“COVID-19 precaution will also mean there is no sharing of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus or radios.”

Starting May 30, McKie says full practices will be held outside on a biweekly basis and there will be administrative meetings every month.

“Wipes, sanitizer and gloves will be placed at the doors, and all equipment will have to be cleaned after use.”

Recent presentations

Twenty SGLVFD members attended Natural Gas Safety and Electrical Safety presentations at the Fire Hall on May 9.

These are annual training requirements for the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) and WorkSafeBC.

The presentations were held in two different areas – upstairs training centre in the Fred Potter Memorial Fire Hall and the main Fire Hall – to maintain proper social distancing.

COVID-19 factors

The general status of the SGLVFD is the fire hall is in a state of lock-down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

McKie says they are following TNRD protocol and are locked down except for essential and emergency services (9-1-1 calls).

Essential services includes maintaining equipment at the Fire Hall – scheduled truck and equipment maintenance and tests once a week with a minimum of staff.

Firefighters will also do additional cleaning and decontamination when needed to ensure a safe work environment.

The fire chief adds firefighters, who returned from out-of-country, were required to complete their 14-day isolation.

Biweekly practices were discontinued until the COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed.

Officer meetings were held biweekly through conference and video calling through ZOOM.

While the SGLVFD will still respond to 9-1-1 callouts, it will not respond to medical callouts due to the provincial government’s guidelines, McKie says.

“They want Emergency Health Services to respond first, but we’re willing to assist if needed. We have the appropriate PPE and supplies to assist.”

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Hi all, we have decided that we will have to cancel the May long weekend garage sale at this time.

At the moment no decision has been had regarding pie sales,. Stay tune for more information

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Bake Sale May 17, 2014

Pies Are Coming!



Come join us for our Annual Garage and Bake Sale.

There will be lots of pies. Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Strawberry/Rhubarb, & Mixed Berry/Rhubarb plus lots of other baked goodies.

Saturday May 17,2014

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Fun Day Video Slideshow

I thought I would try something different with all of the great photos that were taken of our Fun Day/Open House on July 30. Many special thanks go to Caron Ridgeway of Kelowna who took lots of pictures of Family and Friends having a great time!

Fun Day/Open House 2011

Fire Practice Day Change

New Firefighters Welcome!

No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn!

It was decided at the last fire practice to move the practice day from every other Saturday to every other Tuesday for the rest of the summer (end of September).

Next fire practice will be on Tuesday July 26 from 7-9 P.M.

Fire Practice will move back to every other Saturday starting October 1.

All activities are posted on our Calendar, and I’ll post any changes here.



Fire Practice

Boulevard Cleanup

Today’s fire practice involved some cleanup of the fire hall property out front. We cut down small trees along the ditch that restrict the views down the road when leaving the driveway. They are piled along the boulevard temporarily until the burning restrictions come off in the Fall.

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Future Practice Site?

The second part of our practice was to go and inspect a cabin that someone would like demolished and we were asked if we wanted to burn it for fire practice.

In the past, the fire department has burned cabins in the past and it has presented a great educational experience for the firefighters! The rules

Before we can make any plans, TNRD and Forestry and Office of the Fire commissioner will have to be contacted to see what rules and regulations need to be followed. Right now there are burning restrictions on, but later when the restrictions are taken off, we may be able to get some practice on a real fire.

New Signs

Building Fund

You will also notice some new signs up as well. The new sign closest to the road is our fund-raising goal sign. The building fund is the one we are concentrating on right now. As was stated in the newsletter and at the AGM, our current building cannot house any of the newer trucks. We need the new building before we can get the new truck!


Website Address Sign

Peter McKie and I finally got the new reflective website address sign up! I think we are going to have to get some paint to spruce up the white sign.


Forest Fires

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

70 Mile Transfer Station Hours
70 Mile House Transfer Station Hours

Mar 1 - Oct 31

(Summer Hours):


Saturday: 8-4

Sunday: 8-4

Monday: 8-4

Tuesday: 8-4

Wednesday: 8-4

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed



Nov 1 - Feb 28

 (Winter Hours):


Saturday: 8-4

Sunday: 8-4

Monday: 8-4

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 8-4

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed


TNRD Website

Tipping Fee Schedule - pdf