Notes from City Hall
Snow and Ice Management Plan
At the November 26 regular City of Kimberley council meeting, councillors received the 2018-2019 Snow and Ice Management Plan. This plan is revised annually with incremental improvements, and is a guide to the city’s snow and ice control policies intended to advise the public, council, and city staff of when and how snow and ice will be dealt with by the Operations Department. Please visit HERE to view the plan and other important information about snow removal.
If the water service line to your home has ever frozen or you have noticed a reduced water flow in your home during the winter, leave one tap running cold water day and night (stream should be the size of a pencil). This will help to prevent your lines from freezing. Since frost sinks deeper into the ground when air temperatures rise after a period of extreme cold, you will need to keep the water running 24/7 until mid-April to avoid having the line freeze.
The city encourages residents who have experienced frozen water service lines in the past to be pro-active by ensuring indoor lines are properly insulated, keeping a good snow cover over the ground above the service lines and installing a bleeder line system. For more information.
The City of Kimberley would like to remind residents that smoking cigarettes or cannabis is not permitted in any “Public Municipal Open Space.” This includes the Platzl, covered bridges, parks, playing fields, paths, trails and sidewalks. Please use waste containers to discard your cigarette butts. Thank you for keeping our open spaces clean and free of litter.
Public skating is in full swing at both the Civic Centre and the Marysville Arena. To view the new Public Skating Schedule and to keep up to date on any changes &/or cancellations to the Public Skating schedule please visit our website. If you have any questions, please call the Operations Desk at 250-427-9660.
Wildfire Fuels Management Projects Continue
The 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. Smoke will be visible over the next couple months. If you have any questions, please contact the Fire Department at 250-427-4114 or [email protected]
The Peak to Platzl downtown shuttle is a FREE scheduled service between the ski resort base area, the upper-mountain accommodations, and the downtown shops, pubs and restaurants. The shuttle service operates every day (except statutory holidays) from Thursday, December 28th until closing weekend of the ski season. On weekdays, for $6 return trip from Cranbrook, you can catch the KC Commuter bus for a worry free day on the slopes! The shuttle is jointly funded by the participating businesses, the City of Kimberley, Tourism Kimberley, the Kimberley Alpine Resort, BC Transit, and the Province of BC Resort Municipality Initiative. For more information, please visit the city’s website.
Camps at the Pool
On Friday, December 7, bring your kids to the Aquatic Centre for a day of fun! This includes indoor & outdoor adventures, swimming, crafts and games! For children five to 11 years of age from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The cost is $47/day or $55/day for swimmers that require supervision. There is a minimum of eight registrants required for the camp to run.
Holiday fun at the pool!
Drop the kids off at the Aquatic Centre for a fun filled day of indoor & outdoor adventures, crafts, swimming and more! The holiday camps run on December 27, 28, 31 AND January 2, 3, 4 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. for children 5 to 11 years. The cost is $55/day for under seven years old and for ages seven to 11 unsupervised swim is $47/day or $55/day for swimmers that require supervision.
For registration and details for both camps, please call the Aquatic Centre at 250-427-2983 or visit www.kimberley.ca and follow the link to Aquatic Centre and Arena info.
Free Public Swim
Come to the Aquatic Centre and enjoy a Free Public Swim on Wednesday, December 5 from 5 to 6 p.m. sponsored by Fortis BC.
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