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Posted: November 14, 2018

Notes from City Hall

Angle Parking

The Bylaw Enforcement Officer would like to remind residents that angle parking is not permitted in the City of Kimberley, unless otherwise posted. Angle parking impedes snow plowing and narrows the traveled portion of the street, which obstructs the safe passage of emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire trucks. Thank you for your cooperation.

Be Bear Smart

Bears are in search of food before going into hibernation. Some simple steps to follow to help avoid a run-in with bears are:

Store garbage in a secure building until pickup. Do not put it out for collection before 5 a.m. on the day of collection.

Pick all fruit off your trees daily and allow the fruit to ripen indoors. Do not allow fruit to accumulate on the ground.

Take bird feeders inside and keep the ground clear of spilled birdseed.

Keep pets and pet food indoors, if pets are fed outside please ensure the food is all cleaned up.

Ensure that your BBQ is completely cleaned after use, making sure to clean the grease trap thoroughly.

Using common sense all year round helps limit human-bear conflict, but being extra cautious right now will aid in saving a bear’s life and help to avoid a potentially dangerous situation.

Remember, a fed bear is a dead bear! For more information on living with wildlife please visit our website. To report wildlife-human interaction where public safety is an immediate risk, please call the Conservation Officer Service RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.

Wildfire Fuels Management Projects Continue

The City of Kimberley Wildfire Fuels Management program currently has seven projects underway in the Nature Park, Nordic Park and Forest Crowne area.  Crews are reducing tree density, chipping, and burning piles in these areas so please pay attention any signage and notices that may be posted. Small amounts of smoke will be visible for the next couple of months. If you have any questions, please contact the Fire Department weekdays at 250-427-4114 or email at [email protected]

Aggressive Deer in the Community

In the late fall, male deer enter into the breeding (or rutting) season. This causes them to be more dominant, agitated and aggressive. They can be observed rubbing shrubs or trees with their antlers, displaying dominance by strutting, circling around and tail flicking. Please remember that a doe with fawns can be just as dangerous. For your own safety, please do not approach deer and give them lots of space when walking your pets.

City Hall has been receiving a large amount of phone calls regarding aggressive deer in the community. If you are concerned for your safety or have deer in your neighbourhood that are no longer scared of people or pets, please call the RAPP (Report All Poachers and Polluters) Line at 1-877-952-7277. This line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The City can only regulate issues in regards to people feeding deer.

For more information on the City of Kimberley Deer Feeding Bylaw No. 2296, 2006.

Rebates for Renovations or New Construction

Energy efficiency improvements are a great way to reduce your energy use and make your home more comfortable and affordable to operate. EfficiencyBC provides information to answer your questions and help you learn about energy improvement options for your home.  Check www.EfficiencyBC.ca or call 1-844-881-9790 to find out more about incentive programs, eligibility requirements and how to apply for them.

Free Family Swim

Come to the Aquatic Centre and enjoy a Free Family Swim on Wednesday, November 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kimberley. Remember, persons 18 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water.

Aquatic Centre Multi-Purpose Room

Looking for a place to hold your holiday party? You can rent the multi-purpose room at the Aquatic Centre, which is a fully-accessible room for up to fifty people, audio & visual equipment available and free Wi-Fi connection. For more information, call the pool at 250-427-2983 or visit www.kimberley.ca and click on the shortcut to Aquatic Centre info.

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