Grass fire gets away from a South Green Lake resident

Community news happening around the South Green Lake area

The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre's Early Care and Learning Centre's children and staff members enjoyed a field trip to Spring Lake Ranch to see the baby cows on April 11. It was part of the centre's baby animal theme week and some of the children got to feed the calves and others rode the pony.

The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre's Early Care and Learning Centre's children and staff members enjoyed a field trip to Spring Lake Ranch to see the baby cows on April 11. It was part of the centre's baby animal theme week and some of the children got to feed the calves and others rode the pony.

There was a grass fire at the 1400 block end of South Green Lake Road, which accidentally got away from a resident due to dry and windy conditions on April 14.

It encroached into the park land brush and dead trees, which were on the ground.

Five South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department members attended the fire, which burned a 150-foot diameter area, but they extinguished it in a timely manner.

People are reminded that even though there is not a fire ban on as of April 15, spring winds and very dry conditions elevate the possibility of runaway fires.

If you are planning to burn an area outdoors, letting someone in the fire department know ahead of time would be a good idea.

“Residents are reminded to always have water available for extinguishing a fire and to use all precautions when performing any type of outdoor burning at this time,” says firefighter Steve Gehl who attended the fire.

 

Bursary available

Applications for the $300 bursary for education/skills training for a resident of 70 Mile, Watch Lake, Green Lake and surrounding areas are due by April 30.

Apply with a 300-500 word letter to 70 Mile & Area Community Fund Society, c/o S. Wheeler; PO Box 29; 70 Mile House, B.C.; V0K 2K0. State goals, educational plans, and your connection to the area. Include any volunteer or extra-curricular activities and community service. For further information, e-mail shely_m@telus.net or moseley@bcinternet.net or phone 250-456-7528.

 

Information wanted

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