Controlled Burn to start near Smith River Fire

first_imgView Liard Smith River Fire in a larger mapCrews will soon resume burn off activities on the Smith River Fire to prevent further growth.Before a burn off can take place careful consideration of weather, terrain, fuel loading and potential fire behaviour must to be taken into account. With the current favourable conditions forest service staff will focus activities on the west side of the fire.- Advertisement -The purpose of this process is to help eliminate remaining fuel between the fire and the highway. Due to burn off procedures smoke will increase in the area and may cause some delays along the Alaska Highway. For more information please contact 250-774-6956.The Smith River Fire was caused by a lightning strike on June 1st 2009, and has burned 23,182 hectares.The Prince George Fire Centre would like to remind the public to be vigilant with fire use. Nearly half of the wildfires in B.C. are caused by human carelessness and divert resources from naturally occurring lightning-caused fires.Advertisementlast_img read more

Hydro to update residents on construction activities beginning tonight

first_imgHydro says it will also hold job fairs in the coming months Fort St. John, Chetwynd, and Tumbler Ridge. Open houses are also set for next week as follows:Hudson’s Hope – July 14, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Pearkes CentreChetwynd – July 15, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Recreation CentreDawson Creek – July 16, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Fixx Urban Grill in the Stonebridge HotelAdvertisement If you’re looking for the scoop on BC Hydro’s plans for construction on its Site C project, the first of five public open houses kicks off tonight.The Taylor Community Hall will play host to the first open house set to begin at 6 p.m. and run through to 8:30 p.m.A second open house in Fort St. John will run on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre.- Advertisement -Hydro announced the open houses in early June.The Crown utility says the open houses will provide information to residents on construction information and notifications, and that it wants input on how residents want to be informed about construction progress.Hydro says it will continue to post updates to, provide updates through Twitter, and take inquiries via telephone and email.Advertisementlast_img read more