Kamloops, BC – June 23, 2022 – Effective immediately, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) has made the difficult decision to suspend fire protection services (exterior operations – structural) until further notice in the Lower Nicola area.
Fire protection services for impacted properties has been previously provided through a contract with the Lower Nicola Indian Band. At this time, it has been determined that the LNIB Fire Department does not have the capacity to respond to fire calls outside of their own community.
The impacted service area includes TNRD properties in Electoral Areas “M” (Beautiful Nicola Valley – North) and “N” (Beautiful Nicola Valley – South), including Lower Nicola, Miller Estates, Canford and a number of properties further southwest, including parts of Petit Creek Road, Cummings Road and Jack Swartz Forest Service Road. (See attached map here.)
The TNRD has provided notice by mail to impacted properties. Property owners will receive this notice in the coming days.
If you have an emergency, please continue to call 9-1-1. BC Ambulance and RCMP will continue to respond to emergencies in your area. BC Wildfire Service will also continue to respond to wildfires in this area. To report a wildfire, call 1-800-663-5555 (or *5555 from a cell phone).
The TNRD will be assessing options to resume fire protection services as soon as possible, in compliance with requirements by the Province of BC. The TNRD regrets the need to suspend this service.
Those with questions can contact the TNRD at 250-377-8673, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamie Vieira, Deputy General Manager of Operations
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250 377-8673