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Emergency Preparedness

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EMERGENCY REPAIR - Boil Water Advisory - Cancelled

The boil water advisory previously in effect has been removed for the Lansdowne water local area service effective 4:30 pm on Friday, February 2, 2024.  The Township of Spallumcheen is notifying residents that in an abundance of caution, the Lansdowne water system has been placed on a boil water advisory. The Township is advising that all water users in the Lansdowne Local Area Service should follow the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations related to boil water advisories.

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RDNO Promotes FireSmart and Preparation

Although the wildfire situation has decreased activity near the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO), the risk of a wildfire within the RDNO still exists. Staff continue to monitor potential wildfire threats within the region and support the ESS reception center in Vernon, and the RDNO Fire Departments continue to perform neighbourhood patrols.

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Interior Health Info Bulletin - Air Quality Guidance

Communities across the Interior Health region are experiencing heavy impacts from wildfire smoke.

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Preparing for Extreme Fire Conditions

People are urged to be prepared for evacuations and follow all regional fire prohibitions.

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Interior Health Heat Warning Guidance

Environment Canada continues to adjust heat warnings in the Interior Health region due to daytime temperatures in the mid to high 30 degrees Celsius combined with overnight lows near 18 degrees Celsius. No extreme heat emergencies have been declared at this time. Please check the Environment Canada website for updates on heat warnings in your area. Interior Health is reminding people that elevated temperatures increase the risk of heat-related illnesses. The BC Centre for...

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Province urges - Plan ahead, be ready for wildfire risks this long weekend

Residents and travellers are strongly urged to plan ahead and remain vigilant this B.C. Day long weekend, with much of British Columbia experiencing elevated wildfire risk. Warm summer temperatures combined with drought conditions throughout the province are increasing the potential for wildfires. People should follow all fire bans and restrictions and be prepared for wildfires by having an emergency plan and staying informed as conditions change. Before travelling anywhere within the...

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B.C. working with partners to support agriculture producers

The Province is working in collaboration with partners in the agricultural community, as well as with other levels of government, to support B.C. farmers and ranchers as they face serious effects from wildfire and drought. “Supporting our agriculture producers is top of mind for me and I have been in touch and continue to speak with farmers and ranchers about the challenges they are facing,” said Pam Alexis, Minister of Agriculture and Food. “Our staff are in regular contact...

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Press Release #13 - EOC Standing Down - Horseshoe Lake Wildfire K41194 Officially Out

The Township is happy to report that the Horseshoe Lake Wildfire K41194 status has changed officially to "Out".  The Township of Spallumcheen Emergency Operations Centre will be standing down at 10:00 hours on Saturday, July 15, 2023.   Mayor Fraser and Township Council, on behalf of the residents of the Township of Spallumcheen, would like to extend a huge thank you to BC Wildfire, all our regional partners, volunteers and organizations that assisted us during this incredibly...

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Press Release #12 - Under Control

The Township is happy to report that the Horseshoe Lake Wildfire K41194 continues to be deemed as being “under control”. Crews from the local fire department continue to work on any hot spots as they occur. The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) remains active, but we are hopeful that with all the progress we are closer to the matter being concluded.  As always, we would not be in such a positive position without the countless hours of our local fire departments and BC Wildfire,...

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Press Release 11 Wildfire Under Control

The Township has had another successful day managing the Horseshoe Lake Wildfire and extinguishing hotspots.  The Wildfire is still considered under control.  Crews from the local fire department and BC Wildfire remain on scene throughout the day to attend to any hot spots.  The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) remains active. Please note that the Mount Rose Swanson hiking trails are open as of Sunday, July 9, 2023. The next scheduled update will be 10:00 am on...

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