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Regional District of North Okanagan Shares Information for Isolated Communities During Wildfire Season

The 2021 wildfire season is upon us, and the Regional District of North Okanagan is sharing information and tips for people that live in remote, isolated communities in the region. Communities away from city centres can pose unique challenges, and rural residents have some unique considerations to prepare themselves.  Please visit rdno.ca for further information.

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Township Deputy Corporate Officer Receives Award of Honour

Deputy Corporate Officer receives Capilano University's Award of Honour

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Thompson Okanagan drought, water-scarcity conditions

Drought is affecting much of British Columbia, including many parts of the southern and central Interior.

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Ban on Sale and Use of Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticides (SGARs)

Effective July 21, 2021, a ban on the sale and use in B.C. of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) that contain brodifacoum, bromadiolone or difethialone as the active ingredient will be in place

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Stage 2 Water Restrictions for Greater Vernon Water Customers

Stage 2 Water Restrictions - Greater Vernon Water Users

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Interior Health Wildfire Preparations and Readiness

Interior Health Wildfire Preparations and Readiness

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Stepney Waterworks District - Stage 2 Water Restrctions

Stage 2 Water Restrictions - Stepney Waterworks District

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An Accommodation Plan can Support Communities Under Evacuation

Emergency Management BC is asking people in wildfire-affected communities to plan their accommodations, in the event of an evacuation order, in advance to help ensure capacity for evacuees who need hotel rooms. If possible, the best option would be to arrange to stay with family or friends, so commercial accommodations have capacity for evacuees who have no other option. Please visit the Emergency Management website for up to date information and resources.

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BC Hydro Residential Rate Review - Second Phase

BC Hydro  is reviewing its electricity rates and your feedback is wanted! A second phase is scheduled to start in September with more opportunities for engagement as well as an online workshop. Interested residents of Spallumcheen are encouraged to participate. Please visit BC Hydro's website for all the details! 

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Get Prepared for Wildfires

On average there are more than 1,600 wildfires in British Columbia every year. They can have ecological benefits to the landscape, but can also threaten homes, businesses and vital infrastructure. If you live in an area at risk of a wildfire , there are a number of activities you can complete to prepare for one.  Learn more here. Wildfire Preparedness Guide  

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