Council Meetings of Aug 20, 2018

August 20 was another full day for City Council. First a 2 1/2 hour Committee Of The Whole meeting starting at 9AM. Then an in-camera meeting and finally an evening regular meeting at 7PM.

Two organizations, gallery 2 and the Boundary Museum, came to give their quarterly reports. Watering restrictions (it’s that time of year) were on the agenda as well. The changes to border crossing hours had been on the previous agenda but the Commissioner for Ferry County, Johnna Exner, was unable to make that date (they also faced flooding and wildfire). She did make it this time.

But the topics that generated the most back and forth discussion were a Temporary Use Permit for a Tiny House on Wheels. Remuneration for councilors and the mayor, and whether it should be Council or a Delegate that deals with applications for shops wanting to sell Cannabis.

The highlights of the Committee Of The Whole meeting were:

 


The highlights of the Regular evening meeting were:

 


The meetings in their entirety

Gallery 2 Quarterly Report presentation The Boundary Museum Society Quarterly Report presentation Proposed Tiny House on Wheels Monthly Highlight Reports Department Managers 2018-2022 Financial Plan Amendment Proposed Council Members Remuneration and Expenses Nature Park Dedication Cannabis Delegation QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC Crossing Hours REPORTS, QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES FROM MEMBERS OF COUNCIL Watering Restrictions Council Members Remuneration and Expenses Tiny House on Wheels QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA

 

Valley Socked In With Smoke

The other day I had to visit the Museum so I did the ‘short cut’ up Hardy Mtn. Road and past the reservoir. On the way back I took a side trip further up Hardy to get a vantage point of the valley. And took a picture.

The next day it appeared to be much worse and I had to visit the museum once again so I took another pic from the same location. You can see the difference below.

The two fires to the north of us are still going . . . but the crews are holding the line – at least the southern line of the bigger fire.

For the closer fire (Toronto Creek)

Last updated: Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 12:32 PM

Location: Approximately 12 km north of Downtown Grand Forks and about 2 kilometres east of Granby Road.
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Discovered: Saturday, August 11, 2018

Size: 12.0 hectares

Status: Active
• 70% contained
This fire is 70% contained. The remainder of this fire is burning in steep and difficult terrain. Crews are putting a line of hose on this section of fire.

This fire is in ‘being held’ status meaning that the fire has received sufficient suppression action that it is not likely to spread beyond existing or predetermined boundaries under the prevailing and forecasted conditions.

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Evacuation Alert is in effect.

As a precautionary measure and in the interest of public safety, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has issued an evacuation alert for properties along Granby Road and Volcanic Creek Road. For more information on this alert, please contact the RDKB at 250 368-0259 or visit their website at www.rdkb.com

More information
This fire is located in rugged terrain and is displaying active growth.

Crews are working to contain the fire using machine guard and natural features.

Cause: Lightning Lightning Caused

Resources
• 5 firefighters
• 1 helicopters
• 1 heavy equipment
Ground crews continue to action this fire today with the aid of air support and heavy equipment.

 

For the further away fire (Lynch Creek)

Location: Approximately 25 km north of Downtown Grand Forks and about two km northeast of North Fork Road
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Discovered: Saturday, August 11, 2018

Size: 150.0 hectares

Status: Active
• 0% contained

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Evacuation Alert is in effect.

As a precautionary measure and in the interest of public safety, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has issued an evacuation alert for all properties from the junction of Miller Creek Forest Service Road to kilometre 34 on Granby Road. The Granby River is the western boundary. For more information on this alert, please contact the RDKB at 250 368-0259 or visit their website at www.rdkb.com

More information
The Lynch Creek FSR is closed. Click here for a detailed map.

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources
• 50 firefighters
• 2 helicopters
• 8 heavy equipment
Good progress has been made with containment lines on the south flank of this fire. Crews continue to work on containment on the northwest flank of this fire with the support of heavy equipment and bucketing helicopters.

Evacuation Alert Expanded – Aug 14

On August 14th a new Evacuation Alert for properties north of Grand Forks was added to the two previous ones. Today, Aug 17, the town of Kimberley was put on evacuation alert.

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Addresses affected:
12425 North Fork Road
12430 North Fork Road
12436 North Fork Road
12440 North Fork Road
12450 North Fork Road
12455 North Fork Road
12540 North Fork Road
12550 North Fork Road
12620 North Fork Road
12630 North Fork Road
12635 North Fork Road
12645 North Fork Road
12750 North Fork Road
12800 North Fork Road
12835 North Fork Road
12955 North Fork Road
13005 North Fork Road
13105 North Fork Road
13111 North Fork Road
13115 North Fork Road
13125 North Fork Road
13815 North Fork Road
13825 North Fork Road
13860 North Fork Road
16525 North Fork Road