Monday, June 28, 2021

BANS: Campfires, Fireworks, and Other Activities

News Release: June 28, 2021

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, campfires, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the province of British Columbia.
This prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Oct. 15, 2021, or until the order is rescinded.


Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, campfires, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the province of British Columbia.

This prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Oct. 15, 2021, or until the order is rescinded.

The provincial weather forecast calls for record-breaking high temperatures throughout B.C. this week and follows a spring of lower-than-average precipitation in the southern half of the province. These conditions are expected to persist in the coming weeks.

Camping is a long-standing tradition in this province. The B.C. government recognizes that people also enjoy having campfires, so it takes any decision to implement a campfire ban very seriously.

The BC Wildfire Service takes these extreme heat conditions seriously. Additional precautions are being undertaken throughout the province, including fire warden patrols, fixed-wing aircraft patrols and an active enforcement presence. Wildfire prevention is a shared responsibility. Human-caused wildfires are completely preventable and divert critical resources away from lightning-caused fires.

The BC Wildfire Service is constantly monitoring current and forecast conditions and maintaining preparedness.

A campfire is defined as any fire smaller than 0.5 metres high by 0.5 metres wide.

In addition to campfires, Category 2, and Category 3 open fires, the following activities are also prohibited:

  • The use of fireworks
  • The use of sky lanterns
  • The use of burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description
  • The use of binary exploding targets
  • The use of tiki and similar kinds of torches
  • The use of chimineas
  • The use of outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Underwriter Laboratories of Canada (ULC) rating
  • The use of air curtain burners in Cariboo, Coastal, Northwest, Prince George and Southeast fire centres  

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire, or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone.

Anyone found in contravention of an open-burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, may be required to pay an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

The FireSmart Begins at Home Manual was developed to help people reduce the risk of personal property damage due to wildfires. Download your copy here:

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Press Release: Internet Speeds Study


Opportunity for TNRD Residents to Participate in Internet Speeds Study

Kamloops, BC—June 16, 2021— to help understand broadband needs throughout the region, particularly those in rural areas, TNRD residents, businesses and community stakeholders are encouraged to take part in an online internet speed test.

All TNRD residents can go to to perform a quick and easy Canadian speed test. Community data collected will be used to analyze the speeds that residents in the region are actually experiencing, compared to the internet speed data published on the federal government’s National Broadband Internet Service Availability Map.

The speed test data will be collected and analyzed by TANEx Engineering, who has been engaged by the provincial Ministry of Citizens’ Services, Northern Development Initiative Trust, and the Union of BC Municipalities to collect the speed test data from all around BC.

Residents are urged to participate as soon as possible to ensure the Thompson-Nicola Regional District is adequately represented. The more tests that are completed, the more robust the data about internet speeds experienced throughout the region.

For more information, go to

Media contact:
Ron Storie, Director of Community Services
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250-377-7078

Thursday, June 17, 2021

First Shift Hockey Program for Kids

Available in Logan Lake! The Vancouver Canucks offer a program designed to help you child fall in love with hockey.
  • Ages 6-10
  • No hockey experience necessary
  • Register at Go to to register


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Community Yard Sale

Rain or shine!

When: Sunday June 6, 9am - 2pm
Where: Lac Le Jeune - various houses

Residents: Remember to put up signs, especially at the end of your street. Balloons help, too!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021


This incredible photograph was taken by Lac Le Jeune resident, Tim Shields. 

Tim offers photography webclasses through Photography Academy