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Homeowners encouraged to prepare for SVT declarations

People with residential properties in some areas with the highest demand in the province will soon receive their 2023 speculation and vacancy tax (SVT) declaration letter. Homeowners in the Metro Vancouver Regional District, the Capital Regional District, Abbotsford, the District of Mission, Chilliwack, Kelowna, West Kelowna, Nanaimo and the District of Lantzville will receive their letters by the end of February and have until March 31, 2023, to file. The tax was introduced in B.C. in...

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Gravel Roads Very Icy - Caution Advised

Township of Spallumcheen is encouraging residents travelling on gravel roads to use caution. “We are experiencing extremely slick conditions on our gravel roads from the combination of compacted snow and overnight rain,” advises Manger of Operations Tyler McNeill.

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British Columbians urged to prepare for cold weather, winter conditions

The Province of British Columbia is urging British Columbians to take precautions, as colder-than-normal temperatures and snow are forecast through next week, beginning Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Environment and Climate Change Canada forecasts temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees below normal for the Interior and the North. Gusty winds will accompany the arrival of cold air. The wind chill will make it feel even colder. Drivers are reminded to plan ahead and drive according to weather and...

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Public Notice - Larkin Boil Water Advisory Rescinded

Larkin Water Area Boil Water Advisory – Rescinded The Township of Spallumcheen is notifying residents of the boil water advisory in place since December 2, 2022 for the Larkin water area has been rescinded . Staff worked with Interior Health to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. The most recent water samples have been cleared by Interior Health for a return to normal water usage in the Larkin area.  

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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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