Fairmont Hot Springs & Columbia Lake Area Official Community Plan planning process.

You are invited to attend an introductory meeting to kick off the Fairmont Hot Springs & Columbia Lake Area Official Community Plan planning process.   Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Fairmont Hot Springs Resort (Cedar Room) 5225 Fairmont Resort Road   Topics to be covered at the meeting include an introduction to OCPs, an overview of the expected planning process, and a discussion of the intended outcomes. Meeting attendants will have an opportunity to share their knowledge of the plan area Continue reading →

E Know News links

Below are a couple of links with some information on the backyard agriculture meeting that was held by RDEK last week, and a proposed telecom tower by Telus. http://www.e-know.ca/news/backyard-agriculture-focus-of-community-workshop/ http://www.e-know.ca/news/telecom-tower-gets-regional-board-support/

Backyard Agriculture Area F and G

Good morning everyone,   RDEK Planner Kris Belanger is looking to get community feedback on backyard agriculture in Electoral Areas F and G – specifically, keeping chickens for egg production, hobby scale beekeeping and wildlife exclusion fencing for gardens.   I’ve attached some information for you – and want to let you know about a couple of Community Workshops Kris will be hosting in the first week of November. The workshops are being held to gauge residents level of support for small scale backyard agriculture Continue reading →

Mitigation Ribbon Cutting

Phase 1 of the Fairmont Creek Debris Flow Mitigation Project was officially celebrated in Fairmont this afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  This phase, which is the first phase of a multi-phase project included the widening of the Fairmont Creek channel from Marble Canyon to the pond on Hole 12 at the Mountainside Golf Course.  The $467,330 project was two-thirds funded by Emergency Management BC.  The remaining one-third of the project was funded by community donations, Community Works funding and taxation.

SE Fire Info

        As you’ve noticed, there’s lots of smoke in the air again after a couple of days of relief.  Due to a change in wind direction overnight, these conditions are expected to get worse before they get better.  The smoke is being carried into our area from fires to the south and west of us, including some large fires in the US.  We’ve been getting questions about active backcountry fires.  The best source for this information is the BC Wildfire Service website Continue reading →

SE Fire centre news

  Good afternoon everyone, We’ve got quite a bit of information for you… so here it goes:   As you’ve likely been hearing in the news, there has been increased fire activity over the past couple of days in areas to the west of us, including two wildfires of note fires in the South Okanagan, the largest is near Rock Creek and there’s one east of Osoyoos.   The SE Fire Service is also keeping a close eye on a few backcountry fires to our west.  Continue reading →