SE FIRE CENTRE: Category 2 open fires to be prohibited in Southeast

SE FIRE CENTRE: Category 2 open fires to be prohibited in Southeast   Effective at 1:00PM on Monday, July 3, 2017, Category 2 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.   This Category 2 prohibition is in addition to the Category 3 open fire prohibition that came into effect in the Southeast Fire Centre on June 15, 2017. A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at: www.gov.bc.ca/openfireregs   Continue reading →

Road Info

***AVALANCHE ALERT*** HIGHWAY 1 CLOSED in both directions in Yoho National Park from Field to the BC/Alberta border because of Avalanche. No detour available. Alternate route available via Highways 95 and 93; estimated travel time 2.5 hours. No estimated time of opening. Highways 95 and 93 expected to be busy

Fairmont Creek Debris Flow Mitigation

Fairmont Creek Debris Flow Mitigation Phases 2 and 3 Update Work on Phases 2 and 3 of the Fairmont Creek Debris Flow Mitigation Project is well underway. Our current focus is on preparing the final design and construction tender for the project, which we hope to have posted in mid-February. The contract award is planned for April and construction will follow over the summer and fall. This newsletter will provide you with an overview of some of the key milestones and next steps in the Continue reading →

BC Hydro Emergency Outage Today Jan 3rd

Hi everyone,   Due to equipment failure on a transmission line near Fairmont an outage is required to make urgently needed repairs. BC Hydro requires an emergency outage today, Tuesday, January 3, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. MST to approx. 5:30 p.m. MST. We are conscious of the cold temperatures today and will do everything we can to ensure the work is carried out safely and as quickly as possible.   The outage will affect about 1,500 customers in Fairmont, Dutch Creek and the surrounding rural Continue reading →

South East Fire Info

Effective at noon today, Category 2 open fires will once again be permitted throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, due to a decreased risk of wildfire in the reg…ion. At the same time, Category 3 open fires will once again be permitted in the Columbia Fire Zone. However, Category 3 open fires will remain prohibited in the Arrow Fire Zone, Boundary Fire Zone, Cranbrook Fire Zone, Invermere Fire Zone, and Kootenay Lake Fire Zone.  

BC Wildfire Management Branch

  No room for careless fire use on B.C. Day long weekend 7/30/2015 9:10 AM VICTORIA – Over a thousand BC Wildfire Service personnel and contractors are putting their lives on the line to protect British Columbians from fire threats this summer, so we owe it to them to not make their work any more difficult, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson said today. “Fire prevention legislation and regulations are in place to help protect the lives and property of every Continue reading →