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Moderate Fire Danger

With the recent rain our fire danger rating has been downgraded to moderate as of Thursday, August 6th. Morning shift (1pm shutdown of high risk activities followed by a two hour fire watch) will continue until we are at moderate for 2 consecutive days. It is likely that this will be the case, according to the weather forecast.

Nurse Away August 6th, 13th and 27th

Event Date: 
Aug 6 2020 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

The nurse will be away from the clinic on August 6th and 13th and 27th. She will be back in clinic on Thursday August  20th and Monday the 24th. 

Young Couple Seeking Land to Homestead or Rent

Hello,

We are a young couple seeking to purchase acreage to build a home, raise a family, grow food/farm, make art, live sustainably and grow old upon. We have been residents of Salt Spring Island for the past 10 years, and are looking for somewhere quieter to set down our roots. My partner is a Farmer and Electrical Engineer by trade, and I am a women's Transition House front-line worker, caregiver, cleaner and artist. We wish to buy land for under 100,000 and are open to living quite remotely. If you have a property for sale or some extra acreage you'd be interested in subdividing and selling off, we would love to hear from you. 

 

We are also open to self-contained rental situations (that are pet friendly) and spending more time in the community in hopes of furthering our goals in finding land.

 

Thank you kindly,

Sky & Matt

Time remaining: 63%
15/08/2020 (1 week)

Broken glass

From Carly:CAUTION!!! Clear broken glass all over spring bay beach.  Cleaned up what I could but lots of clear shards everywhere!!! BEWARE

 

Reminder: High Risk Activity Shutdown At 1:00 Tuesday

Reminder to all that due to our high fire hazard level, all high fire risk activities must be stopped at 1:00pm, starting Tuesday July 28th. A 2 hour fire watch is required after completing your high risk activities.

Be safe and fire smart.

Fire Warden Ben

Dead Boats

John Roe from the Dead Boats Disposal Society has been in touch to say he has an opportunity for renewed funding that may pay for 100% of removal costs of abandoned vessels and large marine debris. If you know of vessels or debris you would like to report to him please contact him at: report [at] deadboatsdisposalsociety [dot] ca.

Wanted- wood heater stove

wood heater stove suitable for small cabin, must be in fair or better condition.

call Ross 8680

Time remaining: 18%
09/08/2020 (2 days)

High Fire Danger Rating

Our local fire danger rating has been increased to HIGH. As of Tuesday, July 28th, high risk activity restrictions will be in place. This means that the shutdown time for all high risk activities is 1:00pm from Tuesday on, followed by a two hour fire watch.

In the Wildfire Regulation, high risk activities mean each of the following: 

Burn Ban

Reminder to all that Category 2 and 3 fires are now prohibited. 

Category 3 and category 2 fires prohibited after noon, Friday, July 24

Category 3 and category 2 fires prohibited after noon, Friday, July 24

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