Thursday, August 11, 2022

Planned Power Outage: August 16, 2022

Here are the details from BC Hydro regarding the upcoming planned power outage. The streets and regions affected are listed on their website


From: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 09:00 AM (estimated)

To: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 03:00 PM (estimated)

Reason: Equipment Maintenance

Prepare for the outage

Before the outage begins, turn off electric heaters, major appliances and unplug sensitive electronics to protect them from damage. If you rely on electric medical equipment or access doors, have a plan to maintain use.

More ways to prepare

Why we plan power outages

Planned outages allow us to safely maintain and improve our electric system, which helps reduce the frequency of unplanned outages caused by storms and equipment failures. We understand that outages are inconvenient, and we appreciate your patience.

How we plan outage times

Get the latest status

Planned power outages may be cancelled without notice due to safety, adverse weather or emergencies. Get the latest status of your planned outage online or give us a call at 1 800 BCHYDRO (1 800 224 9376).

Thank you for understanding. We'll restore your power as soon as possible.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Press release: Campfire prohibitions to start in Kamloops Fire Centre


Campfire prohibitions to start in Kamloops Fire Centre

KAMLOOPS – Effective at 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, August 4, 2022, campfires, will be prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. This campfire prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Oct. 15, 2022, or until the orders are rescinded.

The Kamloops Fire Centre is currently experiencing hot and dry conditions and fire danger ratings are generally “high” or “extreme” throughout the fire centre. Category 2 and Category 3 open fires and Section 12 Equipment and Activities (listed below) are already prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre.

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.

Wildfire prevention is a shared responsibility. Human-caused wildfires are completely preventable and divert critical resources away from lightning-caused wildfires.

As of noon on Thursday, August 4, the following activities are prohibited:

  • Campfires as defined in the Wildfire Regulation
  • Category 2 open fire as defined in the Wildfire Regulation
  • Category 3 open fire as defined in the Wildfire Regulation
  • Fireworks
  • Sky Lanterns
  • Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description
  • Binary Exploding Targets
  • Tiki and similar kind of torches
  • Chimineas, outdoor stoves and other portable campfire apparatuses not CSA or ULC approved

To learn more about the different categories of open burning, visit the Open Burning webpage.

These prohibitions apply to all public and private land within the Kamloops Fire Centre jurisdiction, unless specified otherwise in an enactment (e.g. in a local government bylaw). Always check with local government authorities to see if any other burning restrictions are in effect.

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 or, if convicted in court, 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 Kamloops Fire Centre would like to thank the public for its continuing help in preventing wildfires. To report a wildfire, or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone. For up-to-date information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, call 1 888 3-FOREST or visit:

People can follow the latest wildfire news:


Fire Information Officer

BC Wildfire Service

Kamloops Fire Centre

250 554-5965 

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