First fire in Salmon Arm zone caused by people

Along with the other 36 fires in the Kamloops Fire Centre since the first of April, this forest fire that started Sunday, April 13 on the mountain just above the Petro Canada in Chase is believed to be person-caused. Fire officials note that the blaze, the first in the Salmon Arm zone this year, is suspected to have started from an abandoned campfire or bonfire. The fire grew to 1.8 hectares and, on Tuesday, 12 firefighters were on site to mop up and ensure the fire was fully extinguished. Fire officials warn people that the forest is already very dry and fires must be properly extinguished.  - Rick Koch photo
  • posted Apr 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Fire officials caution people to be more careful with fires as 32 fires in Kamloops Fire Centre all human-caused.


Maps improve after Moberly's survey of the Shuswap

  • posted Apr 18, 2014at 9:00 AM

It was not until 1865 that a fairly accurate depiction of Shuswap Lake appeared in famed surveyor Walter Moberly’s journal.


Gardeners cautioned about invasive species

  • posted Apr 18, 2014at 9:00 AM

Spring is a critical time to watch out for invasive plants in backyards, farmland, parks and roadsides.


Round up hazardous waste

  • posted Apr 18, 2014at 9:00 AM

A Household Hazardous Waste Round-up event will be in Salmon Arm on Saturday, April 26.


Waiting for opportunity to strike again

  • posted Apr 18, 2014at 9:00 AM

I wrote about anticipating the blood moon and lunar eclipse which happened in the early hours of Tuesday, April 15.

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