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BC PLASTICS POLICY & ENGAGEMENT

September 12, 2019  |  News, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on BC PLASTICS POLICY & ENGAGEMENT

On July 25, 2019 Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister, George Heyman, launched a province-wide, public engagement on the topic of reducing plastic waste.  The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is inviting BC residents to provide feedback on new policy opportunities and proposed amendments to the Recycling Regulation of the Environmental Management Act by September 30, 2019 to address plastic waste. To access the survey, go to www.cleanbc.ca/plastics.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT

September 12, 2019  |  Public Notices  |  Comments Off on HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT

Every year RDCK hosts a Household Hazardous Waste event where residents have a chance to round up and dispose of any household hazardous waste on September 21 – 11 am to 2 pm at the Silverton Public Works Yard (421 Lake Avenue). For more locations and dates, go to www.rdck.ca.

RATS & MANAGING ATTRACTANTS

September 12, 2019  |  Public Notices  |  Comments Off on RATS & MANAGING ATTRACTANTS

Rat populations are spreading throughout the southern interior of BC. Getting ahead of the spread is key to being able to minimize the problems associated with large rat populations. According to WildSafe BC, managing attractants and limiting denning areas are key to keeping rats in check. Trapping is, at best, a stop-gap measure. Do not trap and release in other areas.

Here are few tips from WildSafe BC:

  • Remove any sources of food and water. Pick and remove fallen fruit from your property.
  • Keep all garbage securely stored until the day of collection. Garbage should be stored in a secure container which should be cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Feed pets indoors, or if fed outdoors, bring in any food that is not immediately eaten by your pets. Rats will quickly target any type of pet food left out.
  • Manage your compost properly and turn regularly. Ideally you will use a rat-proof composter, but lacking that, turn your compost on a regular.
  • Take birdfeeders down at night and feed only during winter months. Clean up ALL spilled seed under the bird feeder and take the feeder in at night.
  • Engage with your neighbours. If you have rats on your property there is a good chance your neighbour does as well. Rat issues need to be addressed on a block-wide basis.

More information can be found online:

WildSafe BC – www.wildsafebc.com

Health Link BC – https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/

Government of BC – Rodents

Slocan Valley Wildfire Resiliency Program

September 5, 2019  |  Coming Events, News, Press Release, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Slocan Valley Wildfire Resiliency Program

Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative (SIFCo) is delivering the Slocan Valley Wildfire Resiliency Program (SVWRP) for the Villages of New Denver, Silverton and Slocan. The first year of the program is focussed on developing a comprehensive long term strategy towards becoming more fire resilient. At the core of the program, the seven FireSmart disciplines play an active and important role in supporting the long term goal of becoming fire adapted as communities.

This summer/fall (2019), as part of our strategic planning towards becoming fire adapted communities, we are holding day long Wildfire Resiliency Open House events within the municipalities. There will be a combined event for Silverton and New Denver, and another event for Slocan area residents. The aim of these public outreach events will be to educate and inform the local community on how their efforts to improve the safety of their home/land are linked to a wider range of wildfire reduction strategies. The dates and locations of the two Open House events are Saturday, September 28 (Slocan) and Sunday, September 29 (Silverton).  Please see the attached image for details.

For further information about the program please go to https://www.sifco.ca/wildfire or contact Amanda Murphy at wildfire@sifco.ca

 

 

 

BUILDING PERMITS

August 27, 2019  |  Public Notices  |  Comments Off on BUILDING PERMITS

Building permits are required for most construction within the Village and a guide to the process is available on the Village’s website or from the Village Office.  Residents are reminded that even if a permit is not required, all construction must still comply with the BC Building Code.  The Province of B.C. is now offering the BC Building, Plumbing and Fire Codes online at no charge at www.bcpublications.ca, under the “Public Library” collection.

BOAT IDENTIFICATION STICKERS

August 27, 2019  |  Public Notices  |  Comments Off on BOAT IDENTIFICATION STICKERS

Boat Identification stickers are available at the Village Office free of charge.  To assist emergency responders, please make sure your boats are labeled with a name and phone number in the event your boat, kayak, canoe becomes unsecured.

WILDLIFE REPORTING

August 27, 2019  |  Public Notices  |  Comments Off on WILDLIFE REPORTING

The Wildlife Alert Reporting Program (WARP) is a program developed by WildSafeBC to enable the public to view reports of wildlife in British Columbia.  People can also sign up for alerts regarding wildlife reports in an area of interest such as a school, park or around their home.  These reports are received once a day from the Conservation Officer Service (COS) and presented on a georeferenced map.  The public can also create their own account and enter their own reports.  Reports entered by the public are not sent to the Conservation Officer Service and are only used to provide data within the system. For more information, please visit https://wildsafebc.com/.

Reports of dangerous wildlife in an urban setting or reports of wildlife in conflict should always be reported to the COS 24 hour hotline at 1-877-952-7277.

ELECTRIC FENCING WORKSHOP

August 27, 2019  |  Coming Events, News, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on ELECTRIC FENCING WORKSHOP

A free workshop about electric fencing will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 10th at Knox Hall (521 6th Ave) from 7:00 -8:30pm.  Come learn how to effectively protect your chickens, fruit trees, livestock, bees and crops from bears.

WildSafe BC – Upcoming Events

August 16, 2019  |  Coming Events, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on WildSafe BC – Upcoming Events

WildSafe’s BC Goes Wild event celebrates British Columbia’s great diversity of wildlife. September is historically a month where human-bear conflicts are at their highest. BC Goes Wild coincides with this month to bring awareness to these issues while also promoting ways we can live, work, play and grow in wildlife country. Please check the following poster for details about upcoming WildSafe events at ToadFest, Hills Garlic Festival. There will also be an Electric Fencing Workshop at the Knox Hall in New Denver, September 10 from 7 pm to 9 pm.

RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE COLLECTION

August 15, 2019  |  News, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE COLLECTION

Municipal garbage collection takes place every Tuesday for residential properties in New Denver.  Residents are reminded that solid waste must be bagged (in a manageable size and weight), tagged and placed in a garbage can before being placed curbside for collection. Please assist the Village in its efforts to remove bear, dog and crow attractants by ensuring that solid waste is placed in secure containers.