Smith Creek Fire

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It's nice to be home again.
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from a selfish point of view; i was able to get a good look from the iron ridge development area and it looks like the mtn bike trails may of dodged a bullet. Maybe even the flume trail.

I also have a number of friends in the Smith Creek and Talus Ridge area that have been sitting on pins and needles the last few days and I am glad they are home or going home.

I tip my bike helmet to all the fire fighters and pilots for their hard work and skills.
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Re: Smith Creek Fire

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So, there is a Restriction Order in effect for the area in the map until July 31. What does this mean exactly? If we have friends who live in the Restricted Area, I assume that we can't visit them?

http://www.*bleep*.com/news/news/Loc ... Restricted
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We posted a story about the area restrictions earlier this evening:
http://www.castanet.net/news/West-Kelow ... mith-Creek

This Area Restriction Order does not apply to people travelling to or from their residence or to anyone using the highway, as defined in the Highway Act.
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Got home this afternoon, unloaded the cars and got a few hours of the first good sleep I've had in days. It's good to be home.

westbanker wrote:and the Darwins are back....! Watching a *bleep* right now rip his motorbike up & down, doing laps around the high voltage feeder line that feeds Peachland, and there is an osprey perched atop of the pole freaking out. Signs all around no motorized vehicles, and somehow he found more friends who just arrived that sanction this ... they conveniently never seem to do this during by-law operating hours...


Please tell me you called the RCMP about these idiots. I suspect they may have taken a little more interest than By-lay given recent events. If they were in the Restricted Area mentioned above they could face some nice fines or even jail time.
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[quote="Troy"]We posted a story about the area restrictions earlier this evening:
http://www.castanet.net/news/West-Kelow ... mith-Creek

Troy, your link has exactly the same information as the one I posted. I had read both of them previously. I was asking for clarification of its meaning. Does it mean that nobody except residents can enter this area?
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meadbh wrote:Troy, your link has exactly the same information as the one I posted. I had read both of them previously. I was asking for clarification of its meaning. Does it mean that nobody except residents can enter this area?


I think the "or to anyone using the highway" line means that you're fine to visit your friends.

“highway” includes
(a) every highway within the meaning of the Transportation Act,
(b) every road, street, lane or right of way designed or intended for or used by the general public for the passage of vehicles, and
(c) every private place or passageway to which the public, for the purpose of the parking or servicing of vehicles, has access or is invited,
but does not include an industrial road;
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It's pouring rain in Smith Creek! There were a few loud claps of thunder then the rain - hope this helps!
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Lightning definitely happening near the fire area. Hope the lightning only hits already burned areas.
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westbanker wrote:and the Darwins are back....! Watching a *bleep* right now rip his motorbike up & down, doing laps around the high voltage feeder line that feeds Peachland, and there is an osprey perched atop of the pole freaking out. Signs all around no motorized vehicles, and somehow he found more friends who just arrived that sanction this ... they conveniently never seem to do this during by-law operating hours...


If these are youngsters riding these bikes, one has to wonder about the thinking of their parents. I guess they just buy them the dirt bikes and the gas to run them and then provide little or no guidance and certainly no supervision. I have personally seen kids that are in the 14/15 year old range, ripping up the terrain in the area where this fire started, and there was not an adult anywhere in sight. If these [bleeps] as others have referred to them as, are over 18 years of age and adults, they ought to be caught and prosecuted for trespass and damage to property/environment and any other beef that can be hung on them. From what I have seen, there are far too many of these people on motorized vehicles who think nothing of tearing up wilderness areas and leaving all manner of garbage in their wake.... water bottles, food wrappers, empty oil containers, etc etc. One cannot but feel sorry for the few people who work so hard at trying to enjoy their dirt bikes and quads in a responsible and respectful way.
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Wow. That thunderclap just literally shook my whole house! It was like a little earthquake.Hopefully the associated lightning isn't causing problems.
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I am over on Gellatly and heard it loud and clear! Loudest and longest thunder I have ever heard!
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It sure is smokey up here in Rose valley this morning! That storm last night shook the house!
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meadbh wrote:So, there is a Restriction Order in effect for the area in the map until July 31. What does this mean exactly? If we have friends who live in the Restricted Area, I assume that we can't visit them?

http://www.*bleep*.com/news/news/Loc ... Restricted

The restriction order is to keep people from deciding to take a look at what progress is being made. They don't want folks wandering into the area where heavy equipment and workers are.

"Once people go back to their homes, (they) might get curious and want to get up into these areas," she says. "Unfortunately, we spend quite a bit of time chasing them down and getting them out of these areas."
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does anyone know if the landfill in west side is open? just went there and yes its open,very busy but open now.
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