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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 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 – the Township on September 11, 2023 at the request of Vernon Morning Star agreed to encourage residents to 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. The newsletter sign up is located at the top of the page.
  • October is Foster Family Month in BC: Let’s honour & celebrate the incredible foster families who open their hearts & homes to children and youth.

Upcoming Public Meetings & Events

Monday, October 2, 2023

  • Office Closure – Truth and Reconciliation Day

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

  • Coffee with the Mayor at 10:30 am
  • Open House - Larkin and Eagle Rock Local Area Services from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

    Monday, October 9, 2023
  • Office Closure – Thanksgiving


    Monday, October 16, 2023

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


    Tuesday, October 17, 2023

  • Water Open House from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Emergency Preparedness

  • Wildfire Preparedness Get prepared for the 2023 wildfire season: Organize your 72-hour emergency supply kit and plan for family, pet, and farm animal relocations in the event of an evacuation order. Refer to the Township’s website for more information on wildfire preparedness.
  • In the event of an emergency where an Evacuation Order has been issued, Farming Business Operations may qualify for a Temporary Access Permit in the event of an evacuation.  To help prepare your farm, you may choose to complete the application form in advance of an emergency to help with your pre-emergency planning.
  • Spallumcheen Website at www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca – In the event of an emergency the Township of Spallumcheen will post the most current information to our website and send notifications out via the Alertable program as soon as possible.

Finance Department

  • Q3 utility invoices will be mailed mid-October.
  • If you have outstanding 2023 property taxes that are not paid by December 31, 2023 the balance will start accruing interest.
  • If you have paid your 2023 property taxes in full and would like to make prepayments for 2024 taxes, please fill out the Property Tax Prepayment Plan form that was included with your 2023 property taxes or pick up a form at the Township office.

Public Works Department

  • Patching will be ongoing throughout the Township. Please drive with due care and attention and be respectful of signage, flaggers and crews working.
  • Watermain Flushing will be ongoing throughout Local Areas of Service operated by the Township.
  • Ditching will be ongoing throughout fall. To receive fill, please complete a fill from at the Municipal Hall to be considered for the program.
  • The Water Meter Program is starting in October on Local Areas of Service operated by the Township. KTI Sensus and Township staff will be in the areas installing new outdoor pit meters and inside meters.

Planning & Development Services

  • Did you know? … a building permit is required for renovations that include structural alterations, this includes changing the size of a window or door, or modifying a support structure.
  • Interested in building a Secondary Dwelling? … The Secondary Dwelling Design Competition has concluded with 13 unique one and two storey building designs being available for purchase ($1,120).A look-book of designs can be reviewed at the Township office, or designs can be reviewed 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.