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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Volunteer Firefighters Tax Credit

The 2011 Budget has a 15% non- refundable Volunteer Firefighter Tax Credit on an amount of $3,000.00 for volunteer firefighters.  According to the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, almost 85,000 volunteer firefighters provide their services to protect the lives and property of Canadians.

For more information visit http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/firefighter/


Effective Noon Monday, May 2nd, 2011 Open Fires will be restricted . Specifically this ban prohibits:

  • Burning any waste, slash or other materials piled or unpiled at a size no larger than One Metre by One Metre.

  • Burning stubble or grass over any area or size.
  • Using Fireworks or buring barrels of any size or description.

This Restriction covers all BC Parks, Crown and Private lands.

Please check out www.bcwildfire.ca for more information.

Fire Practice SATURDAY APRIL 9th 10:00am

New Members Welcome

SGLVFD AGM July 10th @ 10:00 a.m.

We invite all residents of South Green Lake to attend. The meeting will take place at the Fred Potter Memorial Fire Hall at 546 South Green Lake Road. Please plan on attending;  meet your neighours and have a free coffee

and donut. We value your input.

See you there…….

Garage/Bake Sale Saturday, May 22nd 10am-1pm

We will have lots of baked goods, garage sale items, books, raffles, hot dogs, pop, chips, and hot coffee. Come check it out!

If you have any donations towards the Garage Sale we would really appreciate your unwanted treasures. You can drop them off by the latest Friday  the 21st at the Firehall.


Hope to see you there!  




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