Long Weekend Notes
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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