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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fire Season - It's Here

Smoke visible from Oliver this afternoon from a fire near Cawston.


Big White episode is a reminder that lighting can spark a fire in the Alpine - even when the ground is still wet.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017


Tin Horn resident dog Harley encountered a porcupine - they are around, and I don't think Harley will go near one again!

Sofie C. Photo

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Webcam capture of another day of what is forecast to be a string of days of good weather.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Today's Colour

A little early for the wildflowers up here, but lots of colour down the road.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Talk to Fortis

I haven't received the e-mail, but this was forwarded to me by a fellow cabin owner.

From Canada West Ski Areas Association

Welcome to the new faces at Mt. Baldy near Osoyoos BC. Andy Foster is the new Assistant GM now living on the mountain. Originally from the UK, Andy has spent many years of his career in Vancouver and Whistler, most recently with Richie Bros. Victor Tsao attended CWSAA conference this year. He runs an international law firm in Vancouver and is the Chairman of Mt. Baldy.
Andy Foster - Main Street Osoyoos -- Background on the left - Hardware formerly owned by Mt. Baldy founding President Paul Fairweather.

CWSAA CEO Christopher Nicolson with Victor Tsao at CWSAA Spring Meetings.

Baldy Residents - Change of Mailing Address

When Oliver changed their addressing system, Canada Post didn't know what to do with the Baldy residents who live in the RDKB, but pick up their mail in the RDOS in Oliver. We have retained our old RR#3 addresses for several years.

We aren't moving, and will still get our mail in the same place, but effective July 17th, our mailing addresses will be our Street Address, Mount Baldy B.C. V0H 1T8 Canada Post will forward mail addressed to the old address for one year.

The envelope with letter and change of address cards is in your mail box, if you haven't already picked it up.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Category 3 Fires (large ones) Prohibited as of Noon

Category 3 fires to be prohibited in southeast B.C.

CASTLEGAR - Effective at noon (Pacific Time) on Thursday, June 15, 2017, Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.
Anyone conducting a Category 3 open fire anywhere in the Southeast Fire Centre must extinguish any such fire by noon on June 15, 2017. This prohibition will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.

A map of the affected area is available online at: http://ow.ly/Q7S430ct2C0

Specifically, prohibited activities include:

* the burning of any material (piled or un-piled) larger than two metres high or three metres wide

* stubble or grass fires over an area larger than 2,000 square metres

* the burning of more than two piles of any size

This prohibition does not apply to: campfires that are smaller than a half-metre wide by a half-metre wide; cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes; or open fires that are two metres by three metres or smaller. A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at: http://ow.ly/znny309kJv5

Please ensure that any allowable fire (a Category 2 fire or campfire) is not lit or kept burning during windy conditions and that sufficient tools, water and people are on hand to contain the fire. Make sure that the fire is fully extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.

This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. Please check with local government authorities to see if any other burning restrictions or bylaws are in effect.

The Southeast Fire Centre covers the area extending from the U.S. border in the south to Mica Dam in the north and from the Okanagan Highlands and Monashee Mountains in the west to the B.C.-Alberta border in the east. It includes the Selkirk Natural Resource District and the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

You can also follow the latest wildfire news on:

* Twitter at: http://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo

* Facebook at: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo


Karlie Shaughnessy
Fire Information Officer
BC Wildfire Service
Southeast Fire Centre
250 365-4014

Carlee Kachman
Fire Information Officer
BC Wildfire Service
Southeast Fire Centre
250 365-4056
Fire Centre Bulletin 2761