While wildfires rage across the province, the Rockin’ River Music Festival is aiming to be proactive and not add to the situation at its third annual event in Merritt. “You can’t smoke on the grounds this year except in a designated smoking area,” said festival organizer Kenny Hess. The new smoking areas are designed to mitigate the chances of a wildfire sparking during the festival, given the current dry conditions and fire danger rating of extreme for the Merritt area.
Due to extremely dry conditions and potential wildfire risk, the Douglas Lake Ranch has closed its remote camping locations ahead of the August long weekend. The closure applies to campsites on Big Sabin Lake, Little Sabin Lake, Crater Lake, yurts at Wasley Lake and campsites one to five on Alleyne Lake.
A bear that attacked a woman late last night after it got into her garbage has the Conservation Officer Service warning the public to take precautions to avoid unnecessary encounters with wild animals. Conservation officer Paul Pike said he received word from a woman this morning who encountered a bear outside her Collettville home last night. “She heard a noise outside her residence, went outside to investigate and walked up on to a bear that was accessing her garbage bin,” said Pike.
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Selecting a term
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