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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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Fire 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/

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

Cariboo Fire Restrictions

Campfires and open fires restricted in parts of Cariboo

WILLIAMS LAKE — Effective at noon Pacific Time on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, campfires will be prohibited in the Cariboo Fire Centre west of the Fraser River to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This campfire prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, but does apply to campfires, open fires in an outdoor stove, tiki torches and any portable campfire apparatus that is not CSA/ULC approved.

Also effective at noon Pacific Time on July 16, 2014, open burning will be prohibited throughout the entire Cariboo Fire Centre. Anyone conducting Category 2 or Category 3 fires must extinguish any such fires by noon on July 16, 2014. The use of burning barrels, sky lanterns, fireworks will also be prohibited.

A map of the affected areas is available online at: http://bit.ly/1m1Ft5N

Specifically, prohibited activities include:

East of the Fraser River:

– Category 2 open fires
– Category 3 open fires
– fireworks, including firecrackers
– sky lanterns
– burning barrels

West of the Fraser River:

– campfires
– Category 2 Open Fires
– Category 3 Open Fires
– fireworks, including firecrackers
– sky lanterns
– burning barrels, chimineas (wood-burning patio heaters), tiki-type torches
– outdoor stoves and portable campfire apparatuses that are not CSA or ULC approved, or if the flame exceeds a height of 15 centimetres.

These prohibitions cover 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.

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 divert critical resources and fire crews from responding to natural wildfires.

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.

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

Category 3 open fires restricted in Cariboo Fire Centre

WILLIAMS LAKE — Effective at noon on May 16, 2014, Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. The prohibition will be in place until Sept. 30, 2014, or until the public is otherwise notified.

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).

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 should ensurethat 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 should 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 covers all BC Parks and Crown and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest fire prevention bylaws 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 Cariboo Fire Centre has responded to 44 fires, the vast majority of which were human-caused and therefore completely 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 north to the Cottonwood River near Quesnel, east to Wells Gray Provincial Park and west to Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park.

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

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

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

You can also follow the latest wildfire news on:

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

Media Contact:

Navi Saini
Fire Information Officer
Wildfire Management Branch
Provincial Wildfire Coordination Centre
250 312-3051

Connect with the Province of B.C. at: www.gov.bc.ca/connect

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