The City of Enderby has announced that it is implementing a campfire ban effective noon on Friday, July 3, 2015. The ban applies to the City of Enderby and the Shuswap Fire Protection District and is consistent with the Kamloops Fire Centre’s requirements. The fire danger rating is currently “high” throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre.
Enderby and District Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kevin Alstad said, “The area is extremely dry and there is a high risk of forest fires. This step is being taken to help prevent human-caused wildfires and to protect public safety.”
In addition to campfires, this prohibition applies to open fires of any size, industrial burning, fireworks, tiki torches, sky lanterns and burning barrels. This prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating that uses briquettes, liquid fuel or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.
Unless advised otherwise, this campfire ban is in effect until the Kamloops Fire Centre rescinds its notice.
The 2015 edition of the Exploring Enderby visitors guide is now available!
Inside, you can learn about the Shuswap River, Splatsin culture, hiking, golfing, taking in a movie at the Starlight Drive-In Theatre, and much more! The guide includes an event calendar, information on paddling and tubing times, and handy road map.
(Note: this is a large file and may take some time to download.)
Exploring Enderby is produced by the Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce.
Remember, just because it is your day to water, that does not mean that you must water your lawn. Check first.
Residents are reminded that watering restrictions are in effect May 1 through October 1.
Sprinkling is permitted between the hours of 6:00am and 9:00am and 6:00pm and 9:00pm.
Properties with even numbered civic addresses may water on even numbered days. Properties with odd numbered civic addresses may water on odd numbered days.
Properties with automatic sprinkling systems may water between the hours of 12:00am and 6:00am on their assigned watering days provided that sprinkling does not exceed 6 hours in any 24 hour period. Property owners are encouraged to ensure that automatic sprinkling systems are programmed appropriately in order to conserve water – there have been a number of cases where the programming was overwatering lawns and driving up consumption.
Hand-watering is permitted providing a hand-held container or hose with a shutoff device is utilized.
These restrictions apply to all properties within the City of Enderby or connected to the City of Enderby water system with the exception of nurseries, farms, sports fields or public parks.
Your cooperation is appreciated.
The Enderby & District Recreation Guide for Spring/Summer 2015 is now out – download the guide today and get active!
What’s inside the Enderby & District Recreation Guide?
- Pool schedule and information on exciting new programs
- Swimming lessons schedule
- Event calendar and community program directory
- Much more!