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Press Release 4 - Kendry Creek Wildfire update 1300hrs

he Township of Spallumcheen has activated a level 1 EOC in response to the Kendry Creek Wildfire K42897 on August 22, 2023 at 07:50 hours. This fire is located on the hillside above the McLeod subdivision identified as the BC Wildfire # K42897. BC Wildfire mapping currently shows the fire near the top the Kendry Creek area. The Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department continues to work with BC Wildfire in coordinating their plans of attack. BC Wildfire is on scene with arial support and is...

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Press Release 1 - Spot Fire Detected - K42897

The Township of Spallumcheen has been notified that a spot fire was detected on August 21, 2023 at 21:23 hours located on the hillside above the McLeod subdivision identified as the BC Wildfire # K42897. BC Wildfire mapping currently shows the spot fire near the top the Kendry Creek area. The Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department is further assessing the situation with BC Wildfire and working together to determine the best plan of attack. The Township website has information about how you...

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Public Notice – Stage 1 Water Restrictions - Eagle Rock & Larkin Local Area Service

Stage 1 Water Restrictions come into effect Monday, July 24, 2023, for all Eagle Rock and Larkin Local Area Service residents. Full Details on Stage 1 Water Restrictions can be found here.  Most lawns only need water once per week to remain healthy. Lawns naturally brown and go dormant with minimal water when it is hot and recover when the weather cools. The restrictions apply to all domestic customers – residential, commercial, and industrial. Customers using a watering...

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Township Urges Residents to be Aware of Potential Spring Flooding

The Township of Spallumcheen is urging residents to be aware of potential for spring flooding. A low-pressure system is expected to move into BC today and last throughout the weekend. This brings with it the potential for rainfall and cooling temperatures. With many creeks in the area rising due to snowmelt runoff the BC River Forecast Centre has many areas in and around Spallumcheen on High Streamflow Advisory or Flood Watch status. Environment Canada is predicting 15 to 30 mm of rain over the...

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Long-Term Water Stability for the Township

The Township of Spallumcheen is very pleased to have entered into an agreement with the City of Armstrong for delivery of bulk water. Negotiations in this water dispute have been going on for many years, prior to the Water Districts dissolving to the Township. Now that this agreement is in place, it will allow for the long-term stability for the provision of water to the water local area services operated by the Township. Mayor Fraser advises, “We are happy that this agreement is now in...

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Township and City Find Resolution to Decades of Dispute

The Township of Spallumcheen and the City of Armstrong are pleased to announce they have reached an amicable resolution to the water fee dispute, which existed for many years between the municipalities, through the creation and signing of a Settlement Agreement. The Settlement Agreement represents a strong governance structure ensuring that water supply services are secure for both municipalities and that the costs are fairly distributed to all rate payers now and into the future. The...

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North Okanagan Communities Launch Canada-wide Housing Design Competition

Communities within the Regional District of North Okanagan have joined together to tackle the lack of housing supply in the region by launching a creative housing design competition. The objective is to encourage the development of secondary dwellings by generating pre-approved building plans which can be purchased at an affordable price and add housing units to our growing region. The municipalities of Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Spallumcheen, Vernon, and all 5 RDNO Electoral Areas invite...

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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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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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