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March 2022

Masks no longer Mandatory

The Spallumcheen office is Open for Business and is adhering to the Province Wide Restrictions and Requirements as set out by the Public Heath Officer.

Wearing masks in public indoor settings is not required by public health. Wearing a mask is a personal choice. Masks are encouraged on public transit and BC Ferries, but is not required. Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises. Please respect the choices of people, businesses and one another. 

If you have not already had your immunization, and wish to do so,  there are many available clinics in the area for you to receive a dose.  If you are exhibiting any symptoms of illness, please remain home and do not enter public spaces. 

To help keep our staff and public safe, the Township of Spallumcheen kindly asks you to refrain from entering the Municipal Hall if you are exhibiting any signs of illness or are feeling unwell.

Phone: 250-546-3013
Email: mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca

 
July 2022

Temporary Access Planning for Commercial Farmers

Township of Spallumcheen is encouraging all Commercial Farmers to have an emergency plan in place. As part of this emergency planning, Commercial Farmers can complete a temporary access request which would potentially allow them temporary access into their farm if it was to be placed on an evacuation order. Temporary access may be granted for caring for livestock that it is simply not possible to remove during the Evacuation Alert stage.

Filling out this information in advance allows the Township to assess your access request quickly in the event your farm is placed on an evacuation order. In order to preserve security in any evacuation zones, temporary access requests will only be considered for commercial farms. 

You can complete the temporary access request online or on a paper form. Paper forms can be downloaded here  and printed or picked up at the Municipal hall.  

Additional resources for making an emergency plan for your farm can be found on our Emergency Info page or by clicking on More Info below. 

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June 2022

Avian Influenza General Orders

Commercial poultry to remain indoors

The General Order requiring commercial poultry producers to keep birds indoors has been extended as of June 13, 2022 and now applies only to commercial chicken and turkey operations.  The ministry considers only chicken and turkey operations with quota from their relevant marketing board or commission to be “commercial operations."

All regulated commercial chicken and turkey operations must maintain indoor operations until this General Order is rescinded. To be exempt from this order an operation must provide a written submission to their marketing board or commission, as outlined in the Order.

This does not limit the sales, transportation or slaughter of Poultry, or the disposal of Poultry carcasses.

Resources for the Agricultural Community

To contact the BC Animal Health Centre, call 1-800-661-9903 or email PAHB@gov.bc.ca

Ministry of Agriculture  and Food information on avian influenza, including what to watch for and information on testing: Link to website

CFIA information on the current state of avian influenza in Canada: Link to website

Deputy chief veterinarian order: Link to order

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