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Back Enderby Road Project Phase 2

The upcoming improvements will include reclaiming the existing asphalt and base, the addition of a granular base to improve road longevity, new asphalt and shouldering. Improvements to the drainage ditches and accesses will also be completed as part of this work.

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Wildfire activity in BC anticipated to extend into September

The Province of BC warns that British Columbians should remain alert to the threat of wildfires as conditions remain warm and dry throughout September. Seasonal and above-seasonal temperatures forecast for September mean that wildfire risk remains a concern throughout the province. New wildfire starts are anticipated, however, the BC Wildfire Service has adequate resources and is prepared to activate additional resources if required. As of Aug. 31, 2022, there were 182 active wildfires in...

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Press Release 6 - Vlem Creek Wildfire Emergency Operation Centre now closed

The Township of Spallumcheen activated a Level #1 Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) at 08:00 hours on Saturday, August 20, 2022 due to a Wildfire located east of the Township of Spallumcheen boundary identified as the Vlem Creek Fire under BC Wildfire # K41616. The Vlem Creek fire has been successfully dealt with by the BC Wildfire Service and the Township of Spallumcheen Emergency Operation Centre is now closed. The Township encourages all residents and businesses to be prepared for...

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Our Heartfelt Condolences

On behalf of Township of Spallumcheen Council I would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the truck drivers that lost their lives yesterday in the horrible accident on Highway 1 near Golden. Our thoughts and condolences are also with the entire Team BC Dairy 4H members who lost their calves, equipment, and luggage in this awful situation and all the dairy farmers that lost animals. Many of the young 4H members on Team BC reside here locally and would have...

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Press Release 5 - Vlem Creek Update

The Township of Spallumcheen activated a Level #1 Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) at 08:00 hours on Saturday, August 20, 2022 due to a Wildfire located east of the Township of Spallumcheen boundary identified as the Vlem Creek Fire under BC Wildfire # K41616. The status of the Vlem Creek fire remains Under Control. BC Wildfire crew and equipment remain onsite to manage the fire.  The Township encourages all residents and businesses to be prepared for emergency situations. Our website...

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Press Release 4 - Vlem Creek Wildfire update

The Township of Spallumcheen activated a Level #1 Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) at 08:00 hours on Saturday, August 20, 2022 due to a Wildfire located east of the Township of Spallumcheen boundary identified as the Vlem Creek Fire under BC Wildfire # K41616. As of this morning, BC Wildfire has changed the status of the Vlem Creek fire to Under Control. The Township of Spallumcheen would like to thank the BC Wildfire crews and our local fire department for their quick response and excellent...

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Press Release 3 - Vlem Creek Wildfire Update

As of 9:00 am this morning, BC Wildfire has changed the status of the Vlem Creek fire to Being Held. Crews and equipment remain on site and BC Wildfire is not anticipating any further growth of the fire at this time. The next update will be issued by the Township at 13:00 hrs, Monday, August 21, 2022.  Full Press Release available here 

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Press Release 1 - EOC activated - Vlem Creek Wildfire

LOCAL WILDFIRE – VLEM CREEK WILDFIRE (K41616) The Township of Spallumcheen has activated a Level #1 Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) at 08:00 hours on Saturday, August 20, 2022 due to a Wildfire located east of the Township of Spallumcheen identified as the Vlem Creek Fire under BC Wildfire # K41616. The Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department is further assessing the situation with BC Wildfire and Township staff. BC Wildfire is actively working at the site and the fire is currently...

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Extreme Heat Alerts for the Okanagan Valley

Environment Canada has put an Extreme Heat alert on the Okanagan Valley as of August 17, 2022.  Heat Warning in effect for: Central Okanagan - including Kelowna North Okanagan - including Vernon South Okanagan - including Penticton Threat: Daytime highs 35 to 40 degrees and overnight lows in the high-teens. Time Span: Wednesday, August 17 through to Friday, August 19 morning. Remarks: A strong ridge of high pressure will bring a short lived heat wave to British Columbia. High...

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Agriculture innovations help fight climate change, protect food security

B.C. companies continue to develop and adopt agritech to create new products and farming processes that will help farmers mitigate the impacts of climate change and boost the province’s food security and food economy.   The governments of Canada and B.C. are supporting 10 new projects with more than $1 million through the Canada-British Columbia Agri-Innovation Program to help fight climate change, address labour shortages, increase profitability and increase adoption of...

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