Welcome to Spallumcheen’s Web Site!Set in the beautiful Spallumcheen Valley, the Township of Spallumcheen is a combination of farming, industrial and residential opportunities. The wide valley bottom is edged with evergreen slopes and boasts all forms of intensive and family agricultural operations. Supported by a vibrant industrial park, experience the oldest and largest municipality in the southern Interior of British Columbia and see, why, in Spallumcheen, Farming Comes First.
OPEN BURNING NOTICE
All residents and landowners within the Township of Spallumcheen please be advised:
a) Compostable materials; or
b) The wood, trees, stumps, shrubbery and wood debris that results from land being cleared or partially cleared of vegetation to help prepare the land for a different use.
All persons considering outdoor burning are requested to visit the Environment Canada’s venting index, by clicking here, or forecast for our region. This index is based on a scale of 1-100 and it shows the following indicators: 55-100 being Good; 35-54 being Fair; 0-34 being Poor. Open burning should only be conducted when the index is above 55.
Residential R1 and R5 Zones (Residential Single Family & Residential Manufactured Home Community)
Please be advised that despite the foregoing all residents located in the Residential (R.1) zone and the Residential (R.5) zone are subject to the provisions of Bylaw 1788, 2011 and are required to apply for a burning permit for open air burning of permitted burning materials at any time during the period of open burning. Permits must be applied for every time you open air burn and will be granted for a maximum of three (3) consecutive days. After January 1st, 2013 no residents within the Residential (R.1) or Residential (R.5) zones will be permitted to open burn. Outdoor cook stoves and cooking food in grills and barbeques are exempt. Fines may be issued if residents are in contravention of the Township’s bylaws.
REGIONAL GROWTH STRATEGY INFORMATION
For information relating to the Regional Growth Strategy please click the following link: