Fireworks still prohibited in the Southeast Fire Centre CASTLEGAR – The BC Wildfire Service is reminding the public that the use of fireworks is currently banned in the Southeast Fire Centre, as part of the Category 2 and Category 3 open burning prohibitions implemented earlier this year to help reduce wildfire risks. Setting off fireworks […]
Attached is the first newsletter from the Southeast Fire Centre for the 2016 season. We hope that you enjoy it, along with the attached posters pertaining to campfire regulations and to FireSmart principles. Feel free to print these out to post where you see fit in order to spread these very important prevention messages. We […]
The Riondel Commission of Management is looking for a resident(s) who would be willing to act as Riondel’s representative in communications with Alanna Garrett, the Creston-based coordinator of the RDCK’s Emergency Management Program. The current crisis situation in Fort McMurray has highlighted how important an informed, organized response to disaster can be. A person(s) volunteering […]
Emergency communications in the RDCK are getting a big boost from a new system that will notify residents and visitors about emergency events throughout the region. The community notification system is a free and easy program that enables users to receive free text messages and landline calls notifying them of emergencies occurring in the area […]
The Riondel Volunteer Fire Department is still offering reflective highway numbers for Emergency Services to assist in being able to find your home/business during an emergency.
For Immediate Release 2016FLNR0042-000480 March 29, 2016 Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations BC Wildfire Service INFORMATION BULLETIN Southeast Fire Centre urges caution with open burning CASTLEGAR – The Southeast Fire Centre is asking the public to exercise caution while conducting any outdoor burning activities this spring, due to expected warm and dry […]
Significant warm weather will destabilize snowpack across Western Canada March 29, 2016, Revelstoke, BC: As Western Canada prepares for record high temperatures this week, Avalanche Canada warns recreational backcountry users to be ready for increased avalanche hazard. This warning applies to all Avalanche Canada forecast regions, from the Yukon to the US border and from […]
Parks Canada, Kananaskis Country and Avalanche Canada will be coordinating efforts to issue a Special Public Avalanche Warning (SPAW) through the Easter long weekend for the following regions: Banff Kootenay Jasper Kananaskis Country Purcells North Rockies The warning is anticipated to be in effect from March 25 to March 28. The main issue is a […]