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Small-flock poultry owners encouraged to register for final avian flu session

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food is holding a final virtual information session tomorrow for B.C. small-flock poultry owners. As the cases of avian influenza continue to increase in British Columbia, the virtual session will focus on how owners can protect their flocks and how to prepare for if their birds become sick. The session is being led by B.C. government veterinary specialists. Attendees will learn about: improving flock or farm biosecurity to reinforce against disease...

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Avian Influenza - Virtual sessions available

As the number of cases of avian influenza continues to rise in British Columbia, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food will hold two virtual information sessions for B.C. small-flock poultry owners. The sessions will focus on the avian influenza virus, how owners can protect their flocks and how to prepare for potential impacts if their birds become sick. The sessions are being led by B.C. government veterinary specialists. Attendees will learn about: improving flock or farm biosecurity...

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Fall is FireSmart Season

FireSmarting your property may feel like a spring cleaning kind of thing, but the truth is the best time to do it is in the fall and winter—and spring, too, of course. There are plenty of bigger projects and renovations that you can do to improve your property's wildfire resiliency when fire isn't an immediate threat. And the FireSmart BC Homeowner's Manual is your number one resource to get ahead of whatever situations next season may bring. Fire Smart BC Homeowner Manual

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North Okanagan Wastewater Recovery Project Ground-breaking

The North Okanagan Wastewater Recovery partnership, which will bring a community sewer system to North Okanagan residents, broke ground on the future wastewater treatment plant site at 10:00 a.m. on October 18th, 2022 at 85 L&A Cross Road in the Township of Spallumcheen. The groundbreaking ceremony featured key partners from the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO), Township of Spallumcheen and Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) and celebrated the shift in focus from planning to construction.

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Environment Canada warns of impending shift to Fall Weather

Environment Canada has advised that weather patterns are forecasted to change on Friday, October 21, 2022 in BC and the province will see a shift to more Fall like weather patterns including increased precipitation.  There is a high certainty for an overall provincial shift to cool and wet weather patterns beginning Friday which will be sustained going forward throughout the rest of the month. Ground conditions have been particularly dry throughout BC over the past few months. Because of...

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Change of Service for Armstrong Bottle Depot

Recycle BC has advised that the Armstrong Bottle Depot will no longer be accepting Recycle BC program materials which includes mixed paper, cardboard, and mixed containers  such as plastics and metal cans.  If you used to take this material to the Armstrong Bottle Depot, Recycle BC in encouraging you to use curbside pick up or facilities in Vernon to continue to recycle these materials:  Venture Training Recycling Centre  4240-A Alexis Park Dr, Vernon ...

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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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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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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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