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Long Weekend Notes

Thursday, June 30, 2016 @ 5:57 AM

Prince George, B.C.- Whether  staying at home to enjoy the Canada  day celebrations at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial park,  or heading out of town  this long weekend,  there are some  important  reminders  for  you.

Expect to see  more  police offices on the highways as  the Summer CounterAttack program is launched.

Stats show that on average,  5 people  will be injured in 56 crashes  in the North Central region on Canada Day.

According to ICBC,  46% of impaired driving-related deaths occur  between June and September. So  don’t be surprised to see roadside checks  starting this long weekend, and  lasting throughout the summer.

While the forecast for the long weekend  is a mixed bag throughout the north central region, other parts of the province  are dry.  The call is out  for all British  Columbians to be extra careful  with campfires, or back country activity.

Campfires are currently permitted in all of the province’s six fire centres.

The same cannot be said  about  Category 2 and 3 fires throughout the province.

In the Prince George fire Centre,  Category 2 fires are not allowed. These are fires that burn material in piles smaller than two metres high and three metres wide, with no more than two piles at a time, or stubble or grass over an area smaller than 2,000 square metres.

Category 3  open fires  are allowed  in the Prince George Fire Centre .  Category 3 fires are fires which

* Burn material concurrently in three or more piles, each not exceeding two metres in height and three metres in width.

* Burn material in one or more piles, each exceeding two metres in height or three metres in width.

* Burn one or more windrows.

* Burn stubble or grass over an area exceeding 0.2 hectares (more than 2,000 square metres).

Check   the  BC Wildfire Service by clicking here, for  current burning restrictions in other areas.



Here are a few more reminders for the long weekend.

If it is sunny out don’t forget to wear a hat and wear sunscreen.

Make sure your campfire is out, remember it’s not out until you can touch it.

Remember not to drink and drive and be sure to buckle up!

Don’t lock your kids or pets in a hot car!

Wear a long sleeve shirt and pants if you plan to venture out in the woods and be sure to bring bug spray.

Don’t throw your cigarette butts out the window, they are hot and could start a forest fire!!

I am sure I missed a few so I hope it does not result in carnage.

Have a great long weekend everyone!

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