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Via Province of BC:BC Gov News

Effective at noon on Thursday, July 6, 2017, all open fires (including campfires) will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the “Fog Zone”.

The Fog Zone is a two-kilometre strip of land along the outer coast of Vancouver Island, stretching from Owen Point (near Port Renfrew) north to the tip of Vancouver Island and around to the boundary of the District of Port Hardy. This strip extends inland two kilometres from the high tide point. A map of the Fog Zone is available online at: http://ow.ly/bCJc30caIul

The Coastal Fire Centre is implementing this prohibition due to increasing temperatures and no precipitation in the weather forecast. This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 21, 2017 or until the public is otherwise notified.

This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre (with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the “Fog Zone”). It does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has wildfire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. Please check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting any fire.

The following activities are prohibited within the specified area:

  • campfires
  • Category 2 open fires
  • Category 3 open fires
  • fires burning woody debris in outdoor stoves
  • the use of tiki torches, fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description
  • the use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)

A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at: www.gov.bc.ca/openfireregs

This prohibition does not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $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 Coastal Fire Centre covers all of the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain Range from the U.S.-Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii.

To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

You can also follow the latest wildfire news on:

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Gold River Rod & Gun Raffle Winners

Posted on July 5, 2017
Category: Rod & Gun Buzz
The winners of the Gold River Rod & Gun Club Raffle are as follows – congrats to all!
1st Cathy Watson
2nd Mark Toohey
3rd Fred Coupal
4th Damian Maddocks
5th Jill McCormack
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Here’s a peek at Gold River’s Canada Day parade. Thank you to Lee Yateman!


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Site Update

Posted on June 30, 2017
Category: Site Buzz

The website I (and thousands of others) use to host images online has now changed their terms of service and require an upgrade in order to use your photos on another site. (ie: 3rd party hosting). This is why you are seeing all those ugly graphics telling me to upgrade.  I have just upgraded, but the ugly graphics have not gone away. Please bear with me as I have contacted support.

Also – I will be back and forth from home and holidays with my daughter for the next week, so please keep that in mind when sending items to be advertised.



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Please note: The Hockey Shoot-out in the outdoor tennis court will be happening on Saturday, July 1 starting at 1:00 pm, not in the morning as previously advertised.
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Monday Funnies: Vowel Movement

Posted on June 26, 2017
Category: Monday Funnies Buzz

To read the story of the Monday Funnies and the Mom behind them,
click here: http://goldriverbuzz.com/monday-funnies/
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A Friendly Reminder

Posted on June 25, 2017
Category: Community Buzz
While at Peppercorn yesterday, I was very disappointed in the garbage left down on third beach. I would just like to remind everyone to please keep Gold River beautiful by responsibly disposing of garbage properly. Passing on friendly reminders to older kids as well may help.
Thank You
-Jenny Riddell
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In Memory of our Dad and Grumpy

Posted on June 23, 2017
Category: In Memoriam Buzz

Jim Power

March 09, 1923 – June 23, 2002
If tears could build a stairway
and memories a lane
We’d walk right up to Heaven
and bring you home again
Love you Dad, The Gang!
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