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Open Fire Restrictions

Jul 9 2024
By: Keremeos Admin
Categories: News

As of 12:00pm (noon), Friday, July 12, 2024, Category 1 campfires will be prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Center (which includes Keremeos) to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.  The campfire prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Oct, 11, 2024 or until the orders are rescinded.  The campfire ban is in addition to Category 2 and Category 3 open fires as defined in the Wildfire Regulations.

For information on fire bans and restrictions and wildfire activity in the province, please visit  BC Wildfire Service.  

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Do it yourself air purifier demonstration

Jul 2 2024
By: Keremeos Admin
Categories: News

The Village of Keremeos, in conjunction with Interior Health, is offering a session on "do it yourself" (DIY) air purifiers as an affordable option to purchasing a commercial air purifier. Keremeos Council has contributed the cost of the materials for the first ten participants.

  • Saturday, July 6, 2024, between noon and 2 pm
  • Victory Hall, 427-7th Avenue, Keremeos

Residents who are affected by poor air quality but unable to afford an air purifier may wish to consider this DIY option!


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Invasive Weeds

Jun 20 2024
By: Keremeos Admin
Categories: News

Invasive weeds, when allowed to grow and accumulate, spread their seeds, are unsightly and can ruin a beautiful lawn, but there are more severe impacts:

  • Can negatively impact biodiversity
  • Can cause species extirpation and even extinction
  • Can cause soil degradation, and erosion
  • Can alter fire cycles
  • Can cause human or animal suffering
  • Can reduce land and water recreational opportunities
  • Control and management costs can be significant
  • Can reduce productivity in forestry, agricultural, and fishing sectors
  • Can cause export and import trade restrictions
  • Can reduce property values

The Village of Keremeos Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 810 requires property owners to maintain their properties and surrounding boulevards from overgrown and dead vegetation.

Please be a good neighbour and remove weeds promptly, before they grow and go to seed.

For more information on types of weeds and proper removal, please visit OASISS (Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society).    

The Village office at 702 4th Street also has printed information available, provided by OASISS.  Visit us Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm. 

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Flood mitigation open house June 18 6pm

Jun 10 2024
By: Keremeos Admin
Categories: News

The Village of Keremeos is hosting an open house on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 between 6:00 and 8:00 pm to discuss flood mitigation strategies for Keremeos and the surrounding area. The open house will be held at Victory Hall, 427-7th Avenue, Keremeos and include a presentation from the engineers at TRUE Consulting at 6:30.

Refreshments will be served. Please join us...we would love to see you there!

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