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4-2013 Letter B - April

4-2013 Letter B - April

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Published by Steve Forseth
April 2013 edition of Letter B Newsletter
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through Electoral AreaB Special Projects hasprovided some finan-cial support which hasbeen specifically allo-cated towards promo-tional and celebratoryitems. These eventswill be a great way for volunteers to come to-gether and celebratewhat we all do! Most ouse are volunteers or have been a volunteer at some time or anoth-er.
 
I hope you find thesenewsletters informa-tive. My email distribu-tion list is growing allthe time so if you havesomething you wouldlike to promote that isof interest to residents,please let me know.Enjoy your April!
 
With April upon us springis in the air. We still haveplenty of snow and it willbe a while before the pas-ture dries up and we seegreen grass & less mud.We are busy at our farmas April is the month for “sugaring off “ (tapping thebirch trees for their sapand making syrup).There are lots of greatthings happening in Area Bover the next few weeks.On April 18th, a
FIRESMART WORK-SHOP
is being held on April 18th at Bouchie LakeHall and again on April25th at Parkland Commu-nity Centre. With us allliving within an identifiedModerate to High WildfireProbability Zone, under-standing wildfire and howwe can protect our homesis incredibly important. Aswildfires are a natural com-ponent of the ecosystem inwhich we live, I believe it isonly a matter of time be-fore we are at risk of awildfire in our neighbour-hood. It would be wonder-ful to see a GREAT bigturn out for these meetingsso please plan to attend.There is additional infor-mation on these work-shops on page 3 of thisnewsletter.
 
 April 21
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27th is
NATIONALVOLUNTEER WEEK
across Canada and thecommunities of BouchieLake & Parkland havecome together to celebrateby planning several Volun-teer Appreciation Events.These events are open toeveryone… & we hope for lots of participation. TheCariboo Regional District,
 NEWS FROM YOU TO ME… across Electoral Area B! 
 
 Letter  Letter 
B  B  
UPCOMING EVENTS &MEETINGS
April 18th
 — 
Fire SmartWorkshop, Bouchie LakeHall, 6-8 pmApril 19th
 — 
AAC MeetingApril 25th
 — 
FireSmartWorkshop, Parkland Com-munity Centre, 6-8pmApril 21-27th
 — 
VolunteerAppreciation Events,Bouchie Lake / ParklandMay 1-3rd
 — 
North CentralLocal Government Associa-tion Conference, QuesnelServing the communities of Ahbau Creek, Baker Creek, Bouchie Lake, Cinema, (lower)Cottonwood, Dunkley, Hilborn, Milburn Lake, Moose Heights, Parkland, Quesnel-Hixon, Riverpark,Strathnaver, Ten Mile Lake and many areas in between!
CONTACTME
Email
hdixon-warren@cariboord.bc.ca
BLOG
http://heloisedixon-warren.blogspot
FACEBOOK 
Heloise-Dixon-Warren-CRD Director Area B
 
March 2013Volume 2, Issue 3
AREA B SUPPORTS QUESNEL 2013 SKYFEST
The 2013 Budget for the CRD wasapproved at the end of March. In-cluded in the budget was a$5000.00 contribution through the Area B Grants for Assistance Pro-gram to support the 2013 QuesnelSkyfest. Skyfest is being held Au-gust 3
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4th and is hosting the RCAFSnowbirds. This contribution is of benefit to Area B’s resident in that itsupports a regional event and high-lights the importance of the Quesnel Airport in terms of the medi
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vac, wildfire training, and tourism. Additionally,it has been requested that QuesnelSkyfest will host a public event in AreaB while the RCAF snowbird crew is inthe area. The location suggested hasbeen Kostas Cove on 10 Mile Lake.For additional information Skyfest2013, please check out
www.quesnelskyfest.ca
 
 
 
BOUCHIE LAKEBOUCHIE LAKE
 —  — 
PARKLANDPARKLAND
lovesoves
 
VOLUNTEERS!VOLUNTEERS! 
National Volunteer Appreciation Week National Volunteer Appreciation Week April 21April 21--27, 201327, 2013
 
Page 2Letter B
The communities of Bouchie Lake and Parkland are gearing up for
National Vol-unteer Week
for the first time ever. As a way of saying
thank you
and celebratingthe contribution volunteers make to our communities several events are beingplanned. You will notice banners and signage going up as the build up & excite-ment to these celebrations begin. These events are open to everyone and if youvolunteer, we are hoping that you will plan to participate. If you are involvedwith or are a member of a group / not for profit organisation and wish to pro-mote your organisation during these events, please let us know. Several business-es have come on as sponsors and this is greatly appreciated. For additional infor-mation, please contact Terri Bahi, Event / Volunteer Co-ordinator at250.992.0900 or tbahi@msn.com
BOUCHIE LAKE
 Bouchie Lake HallTues., April 23rd, 6:30-8:30 pmFAMILY MOVIE NIGHT /INTERNET CAFÉ / MEET & GREETThurs., April 25th, 7:00
 — 
9:00 pmBOUCHIE LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIA-TION MEETING; refreshments providedSat., April 27th; 6:00
 — 
8:30 pm.
“PAT ON THE BACK” CELEBRATION
refreshments, community photograph, an-nouncement of Volunteer Garden
PARKLAND
Parkland Community CentreWed., April 24th, 11:30
 — 
1:30VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCHFri., April 26th; 6:00
 — 
8:30 pmMOVIE & PIZZA NIGHTSat., April 27th; 11:00 am
 — 
3:00 pmBBQ CELEBRATION
 
Letter BPage 3If you would like to be added to my distribution list for Area B, please email me at hdixon-warren@cariboord.bc.ca
WILD FIRE INFORMATION 
The
Quesnel Fringe Area Ocial Commu-nity Plan (Dra 4 397/081; March, 2013)
now includes
Wildfre Policy
(Secons3.4.58 to 3.4.66. (pp 36
-
37) and
WildfreMapping
(Schedule E).
 
It is recognized that all areas covered bythe Ocial Community Plan are suscepbleto wildre risks. As such, future develop-ment should be consistent with provincialBest Pracces for addressing these risks.One way to reduce risk is throughknowledge sharing. As such, the im-portance of educaonal opportunies re-lated to
Fire Smart
and appropriate codesof conduct to address wildre in rural areascannot be emphasized enough.Another provision in the OCP for personsconstrucng new homes / developments inthe idened high hazard areas will be thatthey register a standard restricve cove-nant on the property tle which encour-
WILDFIRE MAPPING & POLICY
QUESNEL FRINGE AREA OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN
ages land owners to use
Fire Smart 
wildre migaon pracces for building construcon and landmanagement to reduce wildre hazard in their development. This may pertain to clearing aroundhomes, exterior cladding, roong requirements, spark arrestors on replaces, wood burning appli-ances, furnaces, screening eaves, acs, vents and openings, etc.
 
The DRAFT Quesnel Fringe OCP can be viewed online at
 
hp://www.cariboord.bc.ca/Services/Planning/OCPs/QuesnelFringeOCP.aspx
Following the nal referrals of the Plan, the OCP may be forwarded to the CRD Board of Directors forconsideraon of the 1st and 2nd readings of the OCP Bylaw.

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