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March 2022

Masks no longer Mandatory

The Spallumcheen office is Open for Business and is adhering to the Province Wide Restrictions and Requirements as set out by the Public Heath Officer.

Wearing masks in public indoor settings is not required by public health. Wearing a mask is a personal choice. Masks are encouraged on public transit and BC Ferries, but is not required. Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises. Please respect the choices of people, businesses and one another. 

If you have not already had your immunization, and wish to do so,  there are many available clinics in the area for you to receive a dose.  If you are exhibiting any symptoms of illness, please remain home and do not enter public spaces. 

To help keep our staff and public safe, the Township of Spallumcheen kindly asks you to refrain from entering the Municipal Hall if you are exhibiting any signs of illness or are feeling unwell.

Phone: 250-546-3013
Email: mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca

May 2022

FireSmart Contests - Deadline to enter extended

Township of Spallumcheen Council is committed to supporting emergency preparedness and  we are pleased to announce- 2 FireSmarting contests launching May 2, 2022.  Township Council is asking residents to work at FireSmarting their properties and in doing so, be entered to win prizes.

 “It’s a great time to get people thinking about FireSmarting before fire season is fully here.” Advised Mayor Christine Fraser. “FireSmarting is so important because we are surrounded by forested areas and we have seen countless examples of how people have completed FireSmarting on their property and it made the difference in being able to save their homes.”

 Two contests will be launching May 2, 2022, one for Spallumcheen property owners and one for Spallumcheen youth aged 5-18. 

April 2022

Avian Influenza

Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture and Food confirmed on April 14, 2022 the presence of avian influenza at a farm in the Regional District of North Okanagan. 

Her full press release can be found here

Resources for the Agricultural Community

To contact the BC Animal Health Centre, call 1-800-661-9903 or email PAHB@gov.bc.ca

Ministry of Agriculture  and Food information on avian influenza, including what to watch for and information on testing: Link to website

CFIA information on the current state of avian influenza in Canada: Link to website

Deputy chief veterinarian order: Link to order