Monday, January 4, 2016

A very Happy New Year to everyone!  I hope your holiday season was restful and full of fun.  Winter is full blown here in the Bridge River Valley and everyone has been out doing everything and anything winter.   

We are also already getting ready for Winterfest, February 6 & 7 (Family Day weekend).    Why not round up a whole bunch of your friends and family and come up for two days of super super winter fun!

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The rinks at Little Gun Lake are already made and being used.  Be sure not to miss this awesome family oriented event in the Bridge River Valley.

Our favorite topic:  TheHurley River Rd. (FSR)

The weather has been fantastic for everything Winter in the Bridge River Valley.  Thanks to Ray Mason, Totally Awesome Adventures for this great shot showing the sign (or buried sign) at the summit of the Hurley.
We have had some incidents of folks attempting to drive in trucks up the road.  In places and at times its pounded down pretty good by the sleds, however YOU WILL GET STUCK eventually.  Please don't do it!!!

The statistics for the driving season are in from 2015.  From mid-May to mid-October the road averaged 91 total trips per day, with such big spikes on the May long weekend (270 on one day) and September long weekend (400 on one day).

Did you get a "special"(never good) letter from BC Assessment?
Did you get a special letter from BC Assessment that looks like this in late November or early December?  This is not the normal Notice of Assessment - but a special letter.   (The top has been chopped off to protect the owner's privacy).  If you did can you let me know.

Crimestoppers covers our area

At a recent SLRD Board meeting, representatives from the Kamloops and area Crimestoppers attended.  It turns out they cover our area.  Mark Price, their coordinator has donated two signs (watch for them this spring) and lots of "swag" with Crimestopper's phone number on them.

We all associate CrimeStoppers with reporting - anonymously - crime that happens around us.  This is how it works:

Most of us don't realize that you can also report all types of Natural Resource Violations anonymously through Crime Stoppers: Natural Resource Violations may include illegal or unauthorized activities related to:
  • development or use of Crown land
  • forestry operations
  • aggregate extraction
  • use of water (or works in and about water)
  • use of fire in forests or on grasslands
  • culturally sensitive sites and artifacts
  • forest service roads
  • use of off-road vehicles
  • habitat damage
  • forest recreation sites and trails
  • Crown pastures and associated livestock
Click here for more information:

And...while we are on the topic of Natural Resource Violations...

A report can also be directly submitted using  a Report of Natural Resource Violation form or call the Natural Resource Violation reporting line at 1 844 NRO-TIPS (1 844 676-8477)

Lots more information here: