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BC Wildlife Federation Wetland Conservation Workshop – July 17th & 18th 9 AM to 4:30 PM at Cawston Hall

Jun 24 2019
By: Keremeos Admin
Categories: News

The BC Wildlife Federation will be hosting a two day workshop in Cawston to educate participants about wetland conservation.  This workshop is no charge and provides an opportunity to engage with individuals who are interested in wetland conservation in the region, to introduce people to wetland restoration design principles and help identify those who wish to further pursue stewardship opportunities.

 

To participate in this event, please register online by visiting https://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=2305&EID=27022.

 

For additional information, please contact Program Coordinator, Alyssa Purse at Alyssa.purse@bcwf.bc.ca or (604) 889-9988 ext. 239.

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FireSmart Information Session for Keremeos

Jun 21 2019
By: Keremeos Admin
Categories: News

The Village of Keremeos is pleased to announce grant funding for FireSmart projects in the Sykes Crescent and Vanderlinde Drive/Tweddle Street areas.

 

While the ongoing projects will be focused on these neighbourhoods, any residents interested in learning more about FireSmart for their homes are welcome to attend the information session.

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6pm

Victory Hall, 427-7th Avenue, Keremeos

 

Every home, property and resident counts in a FireSmart community!

 

Questions?

 

Contact your local FireSmart Representative:

Brandy Maslowski, BA

Fire & Life Safety Educator

Frontline Operations Group

1-250-718-1718

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Keremeos Area Business Map Now Online

Jun 20 2019
By: Keremeos Admin
Categories: News

The Keremeos area’s new Interactive Business Map is up and running on the Village of Keremeos website and provides an opportunity for area businesses to showcase their operations to a broader audience online.  You can view the map by visiting http://www.keremeos.ca/Interactive-Business-Map.

 

The map features a variety of businesses and services within the Keremeos area and provides links to their websites and social media channels, giving users a more in-depth understanding about their operations and what they have to offer.   The Business Map will also be featured through an upcoming social media ad campaign designed to promote our community within larger centres.

 

If you are a local business owner and would like to be featured on the Interactive Business Map free of charge, please download and complete the enclosed Submission Form.  The Submission Form can also be found online at http://www.keremeos.ca/Interactive-Business-Map.

 

Interactive Business Map – Information Submission Form

 

You can submit your completed form by emailing a copy to coordinator@keremeos.ca, by faxing a copy to (250) 499-5477 or by mailing or dropping a copy off at the Village Office (702 4th Street, PO Box 160 Keremeos, BC V0X 1N0).  Please ensure you provide current contact information along with any photographs of your business you wish to be included within your submission.

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Coffee with the Mayor, RCMP and School Board Trustee – Friday, June 28th at 8-10 AM Village Office

Jun 17 2019
By: Keremeos Admin
Categories: News

Please join Keremeos Mayor Manfred Bauer, Keremeos RCMP Commander, Corporal Brian Evans and Keremeos Area School Board Trustee, Myrna Coates for an informal discussion over coffee and cookies.  Coffee with the Mayor will be held Friday, June 28th from 8-10 am in the Council Chambers, 702 4th Street, Keremeos.

 

The Mayor, RCMP and School Board Trustee look forward to discussing any local issues.

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Open Burning Ban in Effect in Kamloops Fire Centre and Village of Keremeos

Jun 11 2019
By: Keremeos Admin
Categories: News

Effective at noon on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, any open burns larger than a campfire as well as other activities and the use of certain equipment will be prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public.

 

Anyone conducting Category 2 or Category 3 open burns must extinguish those fires by Noon on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

 

As the Village of Keremeos already prohibited open burning within municipal boundaries, this prohibition now applies to all public and private land located within Area ‘B’ (Cawston) and Area ‘G’ (Rural Keremeos) of the RDOS.

 

This prohibition will remain in effect until October 15, 2019, or until the public is otherwise notified.  A map of the affected areas is available online at:

http://ow.ly/Ah4h30oUb2Z

 

This 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.  A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at http://ow.ly/znny309kJv5

 

Specifically, prohibited activities will include:

  • The burning of one or more open fires larger than one metre high by two metres wide;
  • Stubble or grass fires of any size;
  • The use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, tiki torches (and similar kinds of torches);
  • The use of burning barrels and burning cages of any size or description; and
  • The use of binary exploding targets (pre-packaged or homemade explosives, such as Tannerite, Thundershot, Gryphon, Firebird SS65, Sure Shot or similar products)

 

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of up to $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.

 

The Kamloops Fire Centre would like to thank the public for its continuing help in preventing wildfires.  To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, 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 B.C. wildfire news:

 

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

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