SE Fire Centre newsletter….July 24th…

Newsletter from the South East Fire Centre:

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July 24 2017

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Health Matters – July

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Leading Complex Collaborations

Want your community, region and organization to thrive and survive?

Selkirk College presents… Doing More Together:

In an effort to advance the  Regional Development Institute [] and the  Regional Innovation Chair []’s goals of supporting regional collaboration and innovation, Selkirk College is partnering with Purdue University’s Agile Strategy Lab to offer a three-day training course that helps you lead complex collaborations. Strategic Doing 301 training has inspired hundreds of  initiatives world wide.

Strategic Doing enables people to form action-oriented collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes, and make adjustments along the way. In today’s world, collaboration is essential to meet the complex challenges we face.

Strategic Doing enables leaders to design and guide new networks that generate innovative solutions. It is a new discipline that is lean, agile and fast — just what organizations, communities and regions need to survive and thrive.

“I appreciate and utilize the concepts of Strategic Doing every time I am faced with aligning resources in the civic space and encouraging the concepts of shared vision and shared value among our partners.” -Craig Lamb, Ivy Tech

Strategic Doing 301 helps you expand your ability to understand the power of networks to lead collaborations:

explain this new approach to strategydiscover what works and expand upon itdesign and lead Strategic Doing workshopscreate and guide sophisticated collaborationsfind new opportunities and quickly take actionlead strategies without “command and control”

You can take this course as standalone endeavour or as a stepping stone toward certification. Certification in Strategic Doing involves classroom instruction as well as field work with coaching from Strategic Doing faculty.

When: September 25 – 27, 2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

Course & Registration []        Learn more about SD []

Training with certification $1,575

Register before

July 31, 2017

Training without certification $1,275

Selkirk College

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Fire Smart Assessments Available..

Below is the link to more information about having a fire smart assessment done for your property…. several communities in the LV will be having this done shortly…

For more info Contact : Nora Hannon

250 352 8177.


Oh-…… and below is a Special Weather Warning from Enviro Canada…

5:13 AM PDT Thursday 06 July 2017
Special weather statement in effect.

An extended stretch of hot weather is expected…

A ridge of high pressure will strengthen over southern BC through Sunday, leading to several days of above seasonal temperatures. Daytime maximum temperatures will reach the mid to upper 30’s through the weekend. Overnight conditions will also remain quite warm.

The heat combined with the warm and dry weather from June will increase the fire danger rating across much of southern BC.

Please refer to the BC Wildfire Service for updated Fire Danger Ratings.

Heat-related illnesses are more likely during prolonged periods of hot weather. Everyone is at risk of heat-related illness. Those most vulnerable to high temperatures include young children, the elderly, those working or exercising in the heat, persons with chronic illnesses, heart and lung conditions, people living alone in un-air-conditioned homes, and the homeless. If you are taking medication, particularly for mental illness, heart disease or Alzheimer’s disease, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether it increases your health risk in the heat and follow their instructions.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #BCStorm.



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What cool timing …

Hello Friends!

A quick note to let you all know the exciting news:

The heat pumps have been installed and we now have a fantastic

air cooling system in the Langham theatre!

(open the attachment to see just how cool it is! This photo was taken while it was 35 smoking hot degrees outside)

No more dying of heat stroke as you try to enjoy a summer event in the theatre!

A big THANKS to the folks at Canadian Aerothermal for making it happen!

(A ‘cool’ short video will follow soon – check our Facebook page in the coming days)

So come and enjoy the cool air, and Chill at The Langham at these upcoming events:

This Friday July 7th at 7pm – Opening Gala for two new Gallery exhibits – FREE to the public

“A Day at the Races” – by Metis artist Tim Moore

“Covalence” – group show by 5 artists from Nelson

and Next Tuesday Night July 11th at 7pm – Joy Kogawa – “A Suitcase of Memories”

Tickets at Sunnyside and Willow. Check our website for more details.

…See you Chillin’ at The Langham!

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4 new hotspots in the LV!!!

**Hotspots are now active the following 4 locations on Kootenay Lake and around the Lardeau Valley:

  • Schroeder Creek Resort
  • Davis Creek Provincial Park campsite (Lardeau)
  • LVCC campground (Meadow Creek)
  • Glacier Creek regional park (Duncan Lake)
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Where were you, 50 years ago….?

On Saturday, July 29th, we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Duncan Dam. Please join us for a community celebration to celebrate this significant milestone!

Lunch and cake will be served, followed by an overview of the facility from the lookout point.


The event will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lardeau Valley Community Club, located at 13429 Highway 31 in Meadow Creek.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact me directly at 250-365-4565 or by email at

Please RSVP no later than Friday, July 21st.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Best regards,

Mary Anne Coules



Mary Anne Coules | Stakeholder Engagement Advisor, Community Relations

BC Hydro

601 – 18th Street

Castlegar, BC V1N 2N1

P     250 365 4565

M      250 608 1885


Smart about power in all we do.

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