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From Spallumcheen Council Chambers

General Notices

  • Open Burning Reminder – Opening Burning will be permitted starting November 1 within the Township. If you are interested in burning on your property, please ensure you are familiar with the Township of Spallumcheen Fire Prevention Bylaw. You can also get more information on our website on the Open Burning page. Should you be found to be in contravention of the Township of Spallumcheen Fire Prevention Bylaw, you may be responsible for the costs associated with the fire call in addition to the fines you may be subject to.
  • Fireworks – Are only permitted between October 24 and November 1 each year and are not permitted outside that timeframe as they cause stress and strain on our agricultural community. To report incidences of fireworks happening outside of this time frame, residents are asked to call 911 and ask for Fire Dispatch. Should the fire department respond to a fireworks call at your property, and you are found to be in contravention, you may be responsible for the costs associated with the fire call in addition to the fines you may be subject to. 
  • For up-to-date information on Emergency Situations join Alertable. Alertable shares time-sensitive information related to local emergencies such as wildfires, floods, or other hazards. Sign up to receive emergency-related alerts in Spallumcheen. You can get information to your cell phone, via email, through the app or even called directly to a home phone.
  • Help prevent the spread of weeds and invasive species in BC by reporting sightings using the Report Invasives BC app (Android, iOS) or find information on managing invasive plants using the WeedsBMP app (Android, iOS).
  •  Bill C-18 – Request from the Vernon Morning Star – Support local news media by requesting to be part of their mailing lists and by supporting their Newsletter sign up.  For more information regarding the Vernon Morning Star please visit their website at www.vernonmorningstar.com
  • Tolko will be conducting post-harvest fire risk reduction burning on the slopes east of the Township in October and November. The public can expect periodic smoked to be visible in the area.

Upcoming Public Meetings & Events

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 

  • Coffee with the Mayor at 10:30 am

Monday, November 6, 2023

  • Committee of the Whole Meeting at 9:00 am
  • Regular Council Meeting at 5:30 pm

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

  • Business Roundtable at 1:00pm

Monday, November 11, 2023

  • Remembrance Day Office Closure

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

  • Township Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting at 7:00 pm

Monday, November 20, 2023

  • Regular Council Meeting at 5:30 pm

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 

  • Public Town Hall Meeting - Proposed Noise Bylaw  Amendments from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Odd Fellows Hall, 3005 Wood Avenue

Operations Department

  • Snow Removal Alert! Snow removal season has arrived, and your safety is our top priority. Please keep a lookout for snow plows and amber flashing lights on the roads. We are dedicated to keeping our community safe and accessible during the winter. For more information on our snow removal procedures and schedules, visit our website.
  • Roadside Brushing Starts November 15! Starting on November 15 and continuing throughout the winter months, we'll be conducting roadside brushing operations. Our crews will be hard at work to keep our roads clear and safe. If your area is affected, you will receive a notice delivered right to your door.
  • Water Meter Program Begins The water meter program is kicking off, and our township crews will be on-site, working closely with our trusted contractor, KTI Sensus.

Planning & Development Services

  • Did you know?....the Township wants to help you keep your hillside property safe.  If you are thinking about building on or altering steep land, please contact the Planning Department to find out how the Hillside Development Permit requirements can help you.
  • Interested in building a Secondary Dwelling? … one and two storey building designs are available for purchase ($1,120).  These designs were created as part of the RDNO Secondary Dwelling Design Competition and meet BC Building Code requirements. A look-book of designs can be reviewed at the Township office, or online.
  • Subdivision, Development and Standards Bylaw No. 2107 (update) was adopted on September 11, 2023.  The SDS Bylaw regulates and sets requirements for roads, water, sewer, utilities, and other works needed as part of the development or subdivision of land.
  • Contact the Planning Department with your building or development questions is by email (planner@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca).  Ensure to include details regarding your inquiry, including the file number (if applicable), property address, contact information, and your questions.

Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department 

  • Take the time to make sure your smoke detectors are in tip-top shape! Be sure to test your smoke alarms on a regular basis and make sure you plan to replace the batteries when needed!

Fire Prevention Week (FPW) (nfpa.org)

Fire Prevention - Focus on the Sounds of Fire Safety - Fire Systems, Inc.

5 Smoke Detector Safety Tips

  1. Install Smoke Detectors on every level of your house, inside every bedroom and outside each sleeping area. In the basement, install smoke detectors at the bottom of the stairs.  
  2. Mount smoke detectors in the middle of the ceiling if possible. If not possible, install them on the wall at least three feet away from a corner and within 12 inches of the ceiling. Avoid placing them too close to the kitchen stove and bathroom shower.
  3. Maintain your smoke detectors to ensure they are working properly.
  4. Choose the right smoke detector for your needs. You can choose from battery alarms, 10-year sealed Battery Alarms or Hardwire Alarms.
  5. Have a safety escape plan in place if the smoke detector goes off and you determine there is an emergency and arrange a pre-determined meeting spot for all members of the household to meet at in the event of an emergency. 

Please visit the Government of Canada website for additional information.

Smoke Alarms Safety Tips