Thursday, May 31, 2018

Lots of Information!

Please everyone be very careful with fire.  There is currently an open burning ban in place and will remain so till October.  You can take wood waste to the Gold Bridge Transfer Station if needed, they have a large burn pit there.

Regional District Director's Survey
I will be leaving this survey open until Sunday, June 3.  96 responses so far which is really good.  I will be publishing the responses when done.

Click here to do the survey:

Lillooet-Pioneer Road 40 Repaving Update
Ministry of Transportation officials advise that the contractor has been issued a “Resume Work Order” and the contract completion date has been amended to June 28, 2018.

At this time the contractor has not provided a restart date on the road but Contractor personnel are in the pit working on the asphalt plant; getting it ready.

Little Gem Property Looking Good - Blackstone Minerals

Cobalt is a hot commodity as it is used in lithium ion batteries.

Here are two updates on this property located just north of Gun Lake. 



Cannabis Consultation and Survey

Engagement Opportunity for SLRD Electoral Area residents and property owners: Cannabis legalization is coming this summer, and the SLRD is taking steps to prepare. We want to hear your feedback on how cannabis should be regulated in the SLRD Electoral Areas to best meet the desires of the communities, and also to achieve the objectives established by the federal and provincial governments. Learn more on our website, and take the 5 minute online survey to tell us what you think!

Click here to take the survey:

Summer at Gun Lake

Following last summer, I did a survey of Gun Lake Property Owners to determine what their opinion was on some of the issues that occured.

Here is a link to the survey results..  Be sure in comment sections to click on responses to see all of the comments.  Click Here:  .

I have been in touch with the RCMP who have advised they will be patrolling the boat launch area as well as working, in cooperation with the Conservation Service, doing some boat patrols.

Bralorne Water System Condition Assessment
The SLRD has been awarded $7,500 for an infrastructure planning grant to look at the Bralorne Water System and provide a condition assessment.  This will inform planning for the Bralorne Water Service.

BC Flood and Wildfire Review
Below is the link for the Executive Summary for the BC Flood and Wildfire Review, commissioned after last year's floods and fires - unprecedented in scope.    The report was recently released by the Provincial Government.  We are not yet sure what of the recommendations will be implemented. If you are interested in FIRE stuff you should read this report.

Gold Bridge Transfer Station

Do you know all the things you can take and recycle at the Gold Bridge Transfer Station.  This video will show you in spectacular fashion.  If you want to share with friends & family so they know too, here s the YouTube Link:

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May Long Weekend and more

As we move into May long weekend and all the fun we are going to have, I just want to highlight the danger at our doorsteps.

The Wildfire Branch and their weather folks are forecasting another hot dry difficult fire season....I hope they are wrong, I really do.  The expression goes though - plan for the worst, hope for the best.

What can you do to help?
1. Be alert for smoke and other signs of fire and PHONE THEM IN to 
1 800 663-5555  Don't second guess yourself, just do it!  If you hear thunder and see lightening, keep an eye on that area. Post this number by your phone.  

2. Be Careful with your own fires and go over the top in putting them out.

3. Firesmart your property.  If you haven't done any Fire Smarting, just start. There is a really good website, that can help you.  There is also a very good Firesmart Manual which you can get at the Community Resource Centre in Gold Bridge. As this graphic says, if you wait, you may be too late.

Survey - Road 40, Air BnB, etc.

There are a number of issues out there right now that I'd like to guage your opinions on.  Your replies are confidential but I will produce a report from the survey.  

This is the link to the Survey:

Local Government Elections

As mentioned in previous posts, we need a NEW Regional District Director this fall.  I am retiring!

If you think you "might" be interested please see my previous posts here:

There are big changes in place for how you can vote and when you can vote this time.  
Everyone will be able to participate - full time, part time, etc.

Election is October 20.
Advance poll is in Gold Bridge on October 10
2nd Advance Poll is at the SLRD office in Pemberton October 15
AND there will be a mail in ballot for non-resident property owners, disabled and a couple of other categories.
Please note that non-resident property owners can and have always been able to vote in local government elections.

Many details are forthcoming but the message is everyone can participate.  Now we need two people to step up and run!