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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Building Committee

Desk and Storage

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Fred Kuyek for the wonderful job designing, gathering the materials,  making and installing the cabinets for the new building. Peter and Roger helped Fred with the installation and it looks great!

Larry MessarosOur great new desk!

Our new workbench and shelves!

The Trucks Have Moved!

Bob Walker and Peter McKie moved the trucks into the new hall today! It will be great to have the extra room while working on the trucks.

Click on picture to enlarge.

Click on picture to enlarge.

There are still some details to finish in the next couple of months. It’s been a huge project, and it will leave a legacy for current and future home owners of South Green Lake much like the original Fred Potter Memorial Hall did. All of the work that the volunteers have done in years gone past is what can be accomplished by working together! Firefighters, Ladies Auxiliary and Board members are very much appreciated for the ongoing work that is required to keep the department going.

Thank you!


Fire Practice

It’s fire practice tonight!

And the new building is ready for the trucks. We will be bringing the new pumper and the tender to the new building. The concrete floor and aprons have been curing for a month now and have been sealed.

Some siding, exterior trim painting, ventilation sheet metal, ventilation electrical and gas hookup for heating still needs to be done. We are hoping to have it complete by fall.

The New Building

As the 1 year anniversary of the new building approaches, it is in the final phase of completion.

For the past month, Randall Scott from Regal Koncrete and his wife and crew have been busy working on the base  to get ready for concrete. The amount of back breaking work that needed to be done was tremendous! They did a great job!



Jim Kolisnyk and his crew from K2 Concrete did the placing and finishing of the interior floors and exterior aprons.

After some curing time, we will be spraying a sealer on all of the floors and aprons to protect the surface. We should be parking the trucks in the new building in soon!

Check out more pictures in the Photo Album tab.

Happy New Year!

It’s hard to believe that 2011 is over!

Quite a lot has happened over the past year! Click on the titles to take you to the photo albums with more photos.

Some highlights:


New Building

We started construction of our new building for the firetrucks. Aaron Burwell and his crew at Wilderness Custom Homes do a great job at putting up the building. There is still quite a bit to do, but it is getting done by a small group of dedicated volunteers under the direction of our Acting Fire Chief, Dale Dyck. We have some siding that still needs to get done, but we will probably wait until Spring to finish it. Inside we still have some panelling to put up, and there is some temporary heat to make it easier to work inside.

The next project will be permanent heat and then the last item will be the floor which is a large part of our building budget.


New Truck

The next item is the new (to us) 1994 Superior Pumper Truck that we purchased from Kamloops in November. It was an unplanned purchase that presented itself and it was too good to pass up. This enables us to have at least one truck less than 20 years old for our underwriters certification. It will provide added support to our existing pumper truck and it will be very nice in the winter as the rear cab is totally enclosed. Riding in an open cab in subzero temperatures will make anyone appreciate a warm cab! We decided to use part of the building fund for the purchase of the truck so our building has slowed down right now, but the truck is in its new home! The new building was required as the trucks now are taller and longer than what our old building could accommodate. Inside the building it is very large, but when the new truck is parked inside, it’s very easy to see how large these trucks are now.



The last major item is the approval of the wildfire prescription that currently is happening right now. The prescription is the clearing and burning of beetle kill trees from about Access 7 to just about the Snowmobile Clubhouse in behind the properties. This was decided on by Forestry. We were disappointed that it didn’t cover a larger area, but we hope there will be future prescriptions to extend from Access 7 to the end of South Green Lake Road. Part of the funding for the prescription is that we have to provide 25% of the funding (which is about $20,000) as in-kind labour for burning the piles that the faller’s create. There are no machines allowed in the area so all of the falling is done by hand. We have already been out to start burning but there is an incredible amount of fuel there. We have to follow the burning rules which include checking the Venting Index on the BC Air Quality website.


Wishing everyone a Prosperous New Year!




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


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