Second Central Okanagan park closed due to fire hazard

West Kelowna decides to close Mount Boucherie Park to the public until further notice.

  • Aug. 8, 2014 9:00 a.m.

On the heels of the City of Kelowna closing Dilworth Park to the public, now the Distritct of West Kelowna has adopted that policy in closing Mount Boucherie Park until further notice.

The district says the fire hazard will continue to be monitored closely, and if necessary other interface parks might be closed if the threat of wildfire caused by dry, hot conditions continues.

West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater and Fire Chief Wayne Schnitzler are spreading the fire safe message, encouraging everyone to band together and reduce the risk of wildfire.

“This has been one of the most active fire seasons on record, and we must all do our part to protect our community from wildfire,” said Findlater. The Drought Hill fire currently burning is the fifth forest fire within or near the district since the start of July.

“Please obey the current campfire and open burning bans, do not use fireworks and place matches and cigarettes in ashtrays as opposed to throwing them out the car window,” added Schnitzler.

To report a fire, call 911 to reach the local fire department or *5555 on most cellular networks to contact the BC Wildfire Management Branch.

 

Just Posted

Kelowna’s housing needs to be discussed today

“For some in our community, accessing or maintaining healthy housing is a daily struggle,”

Controlled burns taking place across Okanagan

That smoke you see on Okanagan hillsides is supposed to be there

Heavy snowfall expected on Coquihalla

Snow forecast for mountain highways

Four-day closure at Rutland/Acland Roads

Kelowna city crews will be building a roundabout at the new intersection

Day of Remembrance honours road traffic victims

People killed or seriously injured on Canadian roads remembered Sunday in Kelowna

Drones used in search for clues about missing women

A volunteer search party was supported by professional drone operators

Report sets exercise guidelines for young kids, including ‘tummy time’ for babies

Kids aged one to four should get at least three hours of physical activity throughout the day

Stampeders return to Grey Cup with 32-28 win over Edmonton Eskimos

The Stampeders will face the Toronto Argonauts next Sunday in Ottawa for the title

Traxxas Monster Truck Tour to roll into Kelowna

Monster Trucks at Prospera Place on Jan. 13-14, 2018.

Nebraska approves TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska’s Public Service Commission approved TransCanada’s Keystone XL route in a close vote

Hard of Hearing group to lobby for better services

Kelowna group says public buildings in Kelowna and the Okanagan should be better equipped

Forecast calls for a snowy Canadian winter

Canadians told to brace for a ‘classic’ Canadian winter with lots of snow

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70th anniversary

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are celebrating their platinum wedding anniversary

Charles Manson, leader of murderous ’60s cult, dead at 83

Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

Most Read