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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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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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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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