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A great person in the community. She will be greatly missed. Our condolences to Peter and family.

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In the last week there have been 2 instances that campfires have been abandoned without being put out. It is vitally important to put campfires out before leaving the area.Please be responsible when having campfires as it is extremely dry and it wouldn’t take much to have a bad fire season.

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Our firefighters were out a couple of weeks ago working on FireSmart mitigation (Before the prohibition). Remember, effective as of 12 p.m. (noon) Pacific Daylight Time on Thursday, March 28, Category 2 and 3 open fires will be prohibited across the entire Cariboo Fire Centre. This prohibition includes the Cariboo Chilcotin Forest District, the 100 Mile House Forest District and the Quesnel Forest District. The following activities, equipment, materials and substances will also be prohibited:-Fireworks-Sky lanternsThis prohibition does not ban campfires that are half-metre high by half-metre wide or smaller, and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.Stay safe everyone!

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The crew working on FireSmart around the Firehall.

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Archive for July 2015

Community Day

Community Day is Saturday August 1, 2015

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

See the equipment, try the fire hoses, games, food and fun!

Open Fires Prohibited

For Immediate Release

2015FLNR0148-000985

June 30, 2015

 

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

 

INFORMATION BULLETIN

Open fires prohibited throughout Cariboo Fire Centre

 

WILLIAMS LAKE – Effective at noon Pacific Time on Thursday, July 2, 2015, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

 

Anyone conducting Category 2 or 3 fires anywhere in the Cariboo Fire Centre must extinguish any such fires by noon on July 2, 2015. This prohibition will remain in place until September 30, 2015, or until the public is otherwise notified.

 

Specifically, prohibited activities include:

 

* the burning of any waste, slash or other materials

* stubble or grass fires of any size over any area

* the use of fireworks, including firecrackers

* the use of sky lanterns, tiki torches, or burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description

* the use of binary exploding targets

* the use of air curtain burners (forced-air burning systems)

 

The Cariboo Fire Centre is experiencing drier-than-normal conditions and elevated fire danger ratings. These prohibitions are being implemented due to current weather conditions and the long-range forecast.

 

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:

 

This prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, and it does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.

 

This prohibition applies to 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 in place and is serviced by a fire department. Please check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting any fire.

 

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345, 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. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

 

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or an open burning violation, 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

 

You can follow the latest wildfire news on:

 

* Twitter at: http://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo

* Facebook at: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo

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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: 10-4

Sunday: 10-4

Monday: 10-4

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 10-4

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed

 

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