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Hi Again Bottle Sorters
Summer is slowing down however the bottles have continued to pile up.
We are scheduling a sorting get togetherfor:
Wednesday September 4th.
Time: 9:00 AM
With the numbers of us that are showing up it is going extremely quickly. Hope you can make it.

Thanks Again
Steve and Jenny Gehl

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Burning Restrictions

Enhanced patrols over May long weekend

For Immediate Release

2016ENV0026-000811

May 19, 2016

 Ministry of Environment

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

 INFORMATION BULLETIN

Enhanced patrols keep B.C. safe over May long weekend

 VICTORIA – Conservation officers, natural resource officers and park rangers are ramping up patrols over the May long weekend to help ensure British Columbians have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Increased patrols will be targeted at recreation sites, backcountry access, angling, boat safety and hunting activities. The enhanced enforcement will focus on environment, fish and wildlife regulations, as well as the use of parks and recreation areas.

Also this season, the Conservation Officer Service takes on responsibility for enforcing off-road vehicle regulations. The increased presence of conservation officers in these areas will help promote compliance, discourage illegal activities and protect B.C.’s sensitive ecosystems for future generations.

 Most provincial parks and recreational sites will be open for the long weekend. Visitors planning to get outdoors for the holiday are encouraged to visit the BC Parks website and the Recreation Sites and Trail BC websites for up-to-date information.

Here are some tips and safety information to remember over the long weekend:

Camping

 * Many campgrounds have specified rules and guidelines. Visitors are asked to comply with the posted rules.

* Gates in provincial parks and some recreation sites are closed at 11 p.m., unless otherwise stated. Only registered campers are allowed in campsites after 11 p.m.

* Excessive noise is not permitted. Please remember that sound can travel far in the open air, especially music and loud talking.

* Liquor consumption is prohibited in parks, with the exception of your own campsite.

* Barbecues must be used on the ground unless barbecue attachments are provided on picnic tables.

* To avoid problems with bears, lock your food in your vehicle at night. Use the garbage containers provided and maintain a clean campsite. Never feed or approach bears.

* Designated swimming areas within marker buoys are intended to protect swimmers. All watercraft and water-skiers must stay out of these areas.

Campfire safety

* Check for local campfire bans and restrictions before you begin your holiday: http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Bans.asp

* Never leave a campfire unattended.

* Campfires cannot be larger than 0.5 metres high or 0.5 metres wide.

* Never light a campfire or keep it burning in windy conditions. Weather can change quickly and the wind may carry embers to other combustible material.

* Have a shovel or at least eight litres of water available nearby to properly extinguish your campfire.

* You must maintain a one-metre fireguard around the campfire. This is a fuel-free area where all flammable materials (grass, kindling, etc.) have been removed.

* Make sure that the campfire is completely extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.

* Anyone who lights a campfire is legally responsible for making sure it doesn’t escape. You could be held accountable for damages and fire suppression costs if your negligence results in a wildfire.

* Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation 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.

Other fire safety tips

* Anyone riding an all-terrain vehicle or dirt bike should use a spark arrestor, check the condition of the muffler, stay on dirt paths and avoid tall grasses and weeds.

* Smokers must dispose of cigarette butts and other smoking material responsibly, making sure that they are completely extinguished.

Off road vehicles

* Respect the environment when riding off-road vehicles and use trails that are designated for motorized use 

* Most provincial parks are closed to off-road vehicle use unless posted otherwise.

* Operators of all-terrain vehicles (ATV) are reminded that these vehicles must be insured if they are driven on forest service roads. For more information visit: www.icbc.com/vehicle-registration/specialty-vehicles/Pages/Off-road-vehicles.aspx

* Keep vehicles out of sensitive sites that are easily damaged, such as wetlands, grasslands, alpine areas and subalpine environments.

* Failure to comply with regulations could result in a fine of $575 or (in more serious cases involving damage) up to $100,000 and a year in jail.

Fishing

* Make sure you have a valid angling license and are aware of angling regulations for the waters in your area, including gear and bait restrictions.

* If you are operating a small vessel, ensure that you have your operator’s license with you and be aware of safety regulations.

* For more information, please visit: www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/

Pets must be kept on a leash at all times within provincial parks and in some recreation sites. Pets are not allowed inside park buildings.

The B.C. Wildlife Federation offers a reward up to $2,000 for information leading to the conviction of anyone who breaks wildlife laws, vandalizes private property or disobeys other property laws.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone 

Report suspicious activities and environmental damages to the Conservation Officer Service’s toll-free, 24-hour Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) line at 1 877 952-RAPP (7277), or call *7277 on your mobile device.

Learn More:

BC Parks: www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks

Discover Camping: https://secure.camis.com/Discovercamping/

Recreation Sites and Trails BC: www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/default.aspx

BC Wildfire Service: http://bcwildfire.ca

Fire restrictions and bans: http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Bans.asp

Hunting and fishing regulations: www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/

Fire Restrictions Starting April 4th

For Immediate Release

2016FLNR0043-000485

March 30, 2016

 

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations BC Wildfire Service

 

INFORMATION BULLETIN

Burning restrictions set to start next week in Cariboo

 

WILLIAMS LAKE – Due to the current dry conditions, the Cariboo Fire Centre will be prohibiting Category 2 and Category 3 fires, as of noon on April 4, 2016, to help prevent human-caused fires and protect the public.

 

Since March 1, 13 fires have burned 42 hectares in the Cariboo Fire Centre. BC Wildfire Service crews or local fire departments extinguished these fires, which were all human-caused and resulted from grass burning or pile burning.

 

The Cariboo Fire Centre stretches from Loon Lake near Clinton in the south to the Cottonwood River near Quesnel in the north and from Tweedsmuir Provincial Park in the west to Wells Gray Provincial Park in the east.

 

This is a good time of year for people to consult the newly updated Homeowner’s FireSmart Manual to learn about reducing wildfire hazards on private property. It is available at: http://bit.ly/1UAxuDt

 

However, the BC Wildfire Service urges anyone planning to conduct an open burn before April 4 to use caution to help reduce the number of preventable wildfires.

 

Anyone igniting a fire outdoors must watch for changing weather conditions and ensure that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and prevent it from escaping.  The public is urged to follow all burning regulations. Before conducting a burn, people should also check with their local fire department, municipality and regional district to find out if any burning restrictions or bylaws are in effect.

 

Anyone planning to do any large-scale industrial burning, burn more than two piles of any size or conduct a grass burn larger than 0.2 hectares (Category 3 fires), must first obtain a burn registration number by calling 1 888 797-1717. Burn registration numbers are available free of charge.

 

A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at: http://bit.ly/1GlhE9l

 

People are also required check venting conditions before conducting an open burn. If venting conditions are rated “poor” or “fair”, open burning is restricted. The venting index can be found at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/epdpa/venting/venting.html

 

If a fire escapes, the person responsible may be held liable for fire suppression costs and damages. In 2009, for example, a person in the Cariboo was fined just under $900,000 for causing a wildfire due to unsafe open burning practices. It’s the responsibility of the individual to ensure that the open burn is conducted in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with current burning restrictions.

 

Up-to-date information on burning prohibitions and current wildfire activity can be obtained by calling 1 888 3-FOREST or online at:  http://www.bcwildfire.ca

 

Follow the latest wildfire news on:

 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo

 

Facebook: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo

Burning Restrictions

2015FLNR0069-000559

April 24, 2015

 

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Wildfire Management Branch

 

INFORMATION BULLETIN

Open burning restricted throughout Cariboo Fire Centre

 

WILLIAMS LAKE – Effective at noon on April 27, 2015, Category 3 open burning will be prohibited by the Wildfire Management Branch throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public.

 

Specifically, this order prohibits fires that burn:

 

* material concurrently in three or more piles, each not exceeding two metres in height and three metres in width; or

* material in one or more piles, each exceeding two metres in height or three metres in width; or

* one or more windrows; or

* stubble or grass over an area exceeding 0.2 hectares (more than 2,000 square metres).

 

The prohibition will remain in place until Sept. 30, 2015, or until the public is otherwise notified.

 

This prohibition does not apply to campfires, cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or open fires that are two metres by three metres or smaller. People must ensure that such fires are not lit or kept burning during windy conditions and that adequate tools, water and people are on hand to contain the fire. They must also 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.

 

This prohibition applies to all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest fire prevention bylaws in place and are serviced by fire departments. Please check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting a fire.

 

So far this season, the Wildfire Management Branch’s Cariboo Fire Centre has responded to 16 wildfire incidents, all of which were human-caused and therefore preventable.

 

Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, may 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.

 

The Cariboo Fire Centre stretches from Loon Lake near Clinton in the south to the Cottonwood River near Quesnel in the north and from Tweedsmuir Provincial Park in the west to Wells Gray Provincial Park in the east.

 

For a map of affected areas within the Cariboo Fire Centre, please visit: http://bit.ly/1Gfc3hg

 

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

 

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit: www.bcwildfire.ca or call 1 888 3FOREST.

Campfire ban rescinded in a portion of the Cariboo

INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2014FLNR0143-001062
July 24, 2014

WILLIAMS LAKE – Effective at noon on Friday, July 25, 2014, campfires will once again be permitted in the Cariboo Fire Centre east of the Fraser River. The Cariboo Fire Centre is rescinding its campfire prohibition in this area due to cool and wet weather conditions.

The following uses will now be allowed in areas east of the Fraser River:

• campfires, as defined by the wildfire regulation
• open fires in an outdoor stove

Campfires remain prohibited in the Cariboo Fire Centre west of the Fraser River, due to dry conditions and higher fire danger ratings.

The public is reminded that campfires cannot be larger than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide. Anyone who lights a campfire must have a hand tool (such as a shovel) or at least eight litres of water available to fully extinguish it. Never leave a campfire unattended and make sure that the ashes are completely cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.

Category 2 and Category 3 open fires remain prohibited throughout the entire Cariboo Fire Centre. This includes the use of fireworks, sky lanterns and burning barrels.

A map of the affected areas is available online at: http://bit.ly/1x7lRDk

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

Prohibitions implemented by the Cariboo Fire Centre covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but do not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws and is serviced by a fire department. Please check with local authorities for any other restrictions before lighting a fire.

The Cariboo Fire Centre covers an area of about 10.3 million hectares, stretching from Loon Lake in the south to just north of Quesnel at the Cottonwood River. From east to west, the boundaries stretch from the western edge of Wells Gray Provincial Park to the eastern boundary of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park.

Report a wildfire or unattended campfire by calling 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource OperationsCariboo Fire Centre Connect with the Province of B.C. at: www.gov.bc.ca/connect

Sandra Wagner
Fire Information Officer
Wildfire Management Branch
Cariboo Fire Centre
250 989-2665

Media Contact:

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: www.bcwildfire.ca

Learn More:

You can follow the latest B.C. wildfire news:

• On Twitter: http://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo
• On Facebook: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo

Fire Ban Including Campfires

Cariboo Fire Centre expands campfire ban

WILLIAMS LAKE — Effective at noon on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, the Cariboo Fire Centre will expand its campfire prohibition across the entire Cariboo Fire Centre.

This prohibition will remain in place until Sept. 30, 2014 or until the public is informed otherwise.

WILLIAMS LAKE — Effective at noon on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, the Cariboo Fire Centre will expand its campfire prohibition across the entire Cariboo Fire Centre.

This prohibition will remain in place until Sept. 30, 2014 or until the public is informed otherwise.

This step is being taken to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. The fire danger rating is currently ?high? throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, with some areas rated ?extreme?.

With the current trend of warm and dry weather, wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre may display aggressive behaviour and require additional fire suppression resources. Human-caused wildfires can divert critical resources from responding to naturally occurring wildfires.

Open burning is also prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre. This prohibition applies to open fires of any size, fireworks (including firecrackers), sky lanterns, tiki torches, chimineas and burning barrels. This prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, as long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

A map of the affected areas is available online at: http://bit.ly/W8ApY0

The open burning prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws and is serviced by a fire department. Please check with local authorities for any other restrictions before lighting a fire.

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

The Cariboo Fire Centre covers an area of about 10.3 million hectares, stretching from Loon Lake in the south to just north of Quesnel at the Cottonwood River. From east to west, the boundaries stretch from the western edge of Wells Gray Provincial Park to the eastern boundary of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park.

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

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to www.bcwildfire.ca

Learn More:
You can follow the latest B.C. wildfire news:
• On Twitter: http://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo
• On Facebook: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo

Media Contact:

Sandra Wagner
Fire Information Officer
Wildfire Management Branch
Cariboo Fire Centre
250 989-2665

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