|By Jo Anne Malpass
At Kicker press time, there were 23 active fires in the Kamloops Fire Centre, including six in the Shuswap area, on Angle Mountain near St. Ives, on Anstey Arm, three on the upper Seymour River and one on Mount Chase.
On July 28, BC Wildfire Service chief information officer Kevin Skrepnek reported 149 fires burning across the province, including 10 that started the day before. Since April 1st, they have responded to 804 fires across the province that have burned over 380,000 hectares of land. Estimated cost to date for the BC Wildfire Service is $160.8 million (*now over $180million August. 2), which does not include other governments or agencies.
Read more on the front page of this issue of the Kicker
In other news….
- Adventure on the North Shuswap- so much to do this summer! Pg. 15
- Scotch Creek Incorporation Study Update. Pg. 20
- Public assent achieved to purchase sections of the abandoned Canadian Pacific Rail corridor between Sicamous and Armstrong. Pg. 26
- Caravans West Annual Garage Sale & Openhouse - Sat. Aug 5, 9am to 2pm
- Eagle Bay Day - Sat. Aug 5 at Eagle Bay Community Hall.
- Chase CornStock - August 12 at Chase Memorial Beach from 3pm-10pm.
- PUBLIC MEETING - Proposed Zoning Amendments - Tues. Aug. 15, 4pm at Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Community Hall.
- Seymour Arm Building Inspections open-house - Friday, August 18, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the Seymour Arm Community Hall.
- NimbleFingers Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival - Sat. Aug 26 -
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