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New Open Burning Regulations

July 11, 2019

VICTORIA, BC – The provincial government is introducing new regulation for open burning.

The new rules are designed to protect the province’s air quality, as well as the environment by reducing fine particulate matter pollution. 

The new Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation will come into effect on September 15, 2019. The province says the new regulations are meant to replace older “one size fits all” rules for open burning throughout the province, regardless of the location or season. 

“People and communities deserve to have clean air,” Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman said. 

“That’s why we are putting new rules in place that will lessen health impacts and allow everyone to breathe a little easier. We are also incentivizing the use of newer and cleaner technology with rules that give more flexibility if advanced burning technology is used to cut pollution.”

The new regulation includes stricter rules near communities, including shorter burn periods and a requirement to dry out debris, as well as larger setbacks from neighbours, schools and hospitals. 

The new regulation will also allow communities more flexibility to conduct controlled burning, which will reduce fire hazards. 

In BC, open burning is the largest source of fine particulate matter pollution. It contributes to poor air quality in communities and has a wide range of health impacts. 

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says poor air quality can take a terrible toll on people’s health.

“Given the difficult wildfire seasons our province has faced in recent years, initiatives like this to improve air quality are important, especially to seniors and children who are often the most at risk.” 

The Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation is available online and can be found through this link

More guiding documents will be published ahead of the fall burning season.

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B.C. Ferries Increases Salings To The Mainland

July 10, 2019

Dozens of extra ferry sailings have been added on routes between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland ahead of the peak travel season kicking of Friday. B-C Ferries says in a statement the seasonal adjustments between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen include 6 a-m starts, hourly sailings and midnight departures on busy days. Sailings will also be boosted on routes between Nanaimo and the Mainland. To avoid sailing waits, B-C Ferries recommends making reservations or avoiding the busiest travel times around weekends.

Gold River Days

July 08, 2019

Gold River Days August 22 - 25

The Parade will be on Saturday August 24th
The Chamber of Commerce is organizing the parade again this year. If yo would like any information please contact Roger Steele or Linda Vandenberg. 
Let’s make this years Parade the Biggest!!

Rod & Gun Club..

July 08, 2019

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Vancouver Island Politician Dies At Strathcona Park

July 03, 2019

Clarke Gourlay was killed in a mountaineering accident on Saturday.

Gourlay was the founder of Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, Morningstar Farm, and was also the Director for the Regional District of Nanaimo Area G.

A post on the Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and MooBerry Winery Facebook page says he was killed in a mountaineering incident in Strathcona Provincial Park Saturday night.

The post also said Gourlay’s “energy, passion, and drive were infectious and, along with Nancy, an incredibly involved and supportive family, a dedicated staff team, and a great community, Clarke built this business into what it is today.”

His wife Nancy says a board has been set up at the farm’s location for people to stop and share memories of Clarke.

She also says instead of leaving flowers, donations to the Campbell River Search and Rescue would be appreciated.

The Facebook post added that “He will be remembered dearly by the innumerable people he reached in his many circles and he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Nancy Gourlay, his mother Dorothy Gourlay, his sons Kevin Gourlay, John Gourlay and Raymond (& Rebecca) Gourlay, and his grandchildren Kieran and Dahlia.”

Clarke Gourlay lived in District Area G for over 18 years before was elected as the Regional District Director back in 2018.

The Vault Is Open

July 01, 2019

Starting on July 2nd, we will be open for the summer. Days and hours will be posted on the door. Local Crafter and Artisan Chamber of Commerce members will have their items for sale. If you are interested in displaying and selling your crafts, becoming a member is easy! Contact Linda Vandenberg for more information by sending me a private message via messenger or call me at -2902.

Construction Begins On Cell Tower!

July 01, 2019

Ptreliminary ground work has begun on the site for the cell tower.

The Daily Gold will keep you up to date with the construction progress.

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Conuma Cable News

June 29, 2019

(From Amanda Ballard)

Have you upgraded to your HD cable box? Conuma cable is going everything HD. The final process will be done before July 23rd. The old cable boxes will be totally obsolete on that date.
Also note that regular channel numbers will also be changing. 
Aren't sure what cable box you have, call Conuma Cable or come by the office. Monday-Friday 9am-2pm. 250-283-2521 ext 111.

All standard definition channels are being eliminated as some have noticed ( if you have the HD box, the channels are still available for viewing) New updated brochures are printed and ready for grabs.

Have Your Say About Daylight Savings Time

June 25, 2019

British Columbians are invited to share their views on how we should observe time in our province. Most areas of B.C. currently “spring forward” into Daylight Saving Time during summer months and “fall back” to Standard Time in the winter.

The following choices are being considered:

  1. B.C. continues the practice of changing our clocks bi-annually; or

  2. B.C. adopts year-round observance of Daylight Saving Time.

Legislators in California, Oregon and Washington have proposed bills to end the bi-annual time change and observe Daylight Saving Time year-round. Premier John Horgan has reached out to the Governors of these states as well as to the Premier of Yukon, to hear their opinions and help inform the discussion in B.C.

The public engagement period will run from June 24, 2019 to July 19, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. During this time, interested individuals and organizations will be invited to share their opinions in the following ways:

Feedback collected through this engagement will be weighed alongside decisions adopted by neighbouring jurisdictions to help government determine the best course of action for B.C. A final decision is expected to be announced in the fall of 2019.

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