In Freezing Temperatures, Check Your Water Lines

Please be aware of the water lines on your property in these freezing temperatures.

Water pipes can burst and cause leaks when frozen.

Please be diligent and check that your property is prepared for the cold winter ahead.

Road Maintenance PSA

Please be advised of Road Maintenance activities taking place along the Fair Harbour FSR between 2km and 29km from Tuesday, November 8 to Sunday, November 13, 2022. Expect up to 20 minute delays. Please plan your travel accordingly.

Open fires to be allowed again in Coastal Fire Centre

Effective at noon Pacific Daylight Time on Friday, October 28, 2022, open burning activities will once again be permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.

Category 2 and Category 3 open fires have been prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction since July 15, 2022, with a set end-date of October 28, 2022. This prohibition is being allowed to lapse due to current and expected rainfall, along with a return to seasonal temperatures.

The ending of the prohibition applies to all public and private land, unless specified otherwise (e.g., in a local government bylaw). People are asked to check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting any fire.

Specifically, this change will allow the following activities:

“category 2 open fire” which means an open fire, other than a campfire, that

  1. burns material in one pile not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width,
  2. burns material concurrently in 2 piles each not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width, or
  3. burns stubble or grass over an area that does not exceed 0.2 ha.

 

“category 3 open fire” which means an open fire that burns

  1. material concurrently in 3 or more piles each not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width,
  2. material in one or more piles each exceeding 2 m in height or 3 m in width,
  3. one or more windrows, or
  4. stubble or grass over an area exceeding 0.2 ha.

Also allowed will be the previously prohibited activities listed below (Wildfire Act, Section 12):

  • Fireworks, including firecrackers;
  • Sky Lanterns;
  • Binary Exploding Targets;
  • Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description; and,
  • Air Curtain Burners.

The campfire prohibition within the Coastal Fire Centre was lifted on September 20, 2022. This applies to campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, or to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. Anyone lighting a campfire must maintain a fireguard by removing flammable debris from around the campfire area and have a hand tool or at least eight litres of water available nearby to properly extinguish the fire.

A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online: openburningregs_2022update.pdf

The Coastal Fire Centre covers all the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain Range from the U.S.-Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii.

To report a wildfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

Learn More:

Follow the latest wildfire news:

Contact:

Fire Information Officer

BC Wildfire Service

Coastal Fire Centre

250-951-4209

Upcoming Road Maintenance-Zeballos FSR

Please be advised of roadside brushing and ditch maintenance activities from the highway to Zeballos will be starting tomorrow, October 19, and carrying on until November 7th.

Please wait for crews to signal you before driving through active worksites and reduce speed to 20 km/h through the worksites.

Thank you and stay safe!

 

 

2022 General Local Election | Declaration of Candidates

Unable to attend one of our voting opportunities?

Qualified electors in the Village of Zeballos can register to vote and cast a ballot by mail, rather than attending in-person at a polling station.
Deadline to r
equest your mail ballot is Friday, September 16. Please contact the Village Office by email to reception@zeballos.com or call 250-761-4229.
2022 General Election Voting Opportunities will be held at the Zeballos Village Office on the following days:
  • Wed, October 5        8:00 am – 8:00 pm             [Mandatory Advanced]
  • Fri, October 7            8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Tue, October 11      8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Wed, October 12    8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Thu, October 13      8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Fri, October 14        8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Sat, October 15        8:00 am – 8:00 pm             [General Voting Day]
If you’d like to know more about voting, and if you are qualified to vote, read more here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/…/govern…/voter_guide_english.pdf

CAMPFIRE PROHIBITION | Effective Thursday, August 4 – 12 pm

For Immediate Release
August 03, 2022
Ministry of Forests

BC Wildfire Service

 

Coastal Fire Centre Enacts Campfire Prohibition

PARKSVILLE – Effective at noon Pacific Daylight Time on Thursday, August 04, 2022, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, except the Haida Gwaii Forest District. This prohibition is being enacted to help reduce wildfire risk and protect public safety.

This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre, unless specified otherwise (e.g., in a local government bylaw). Campfires will still be allowed in Haida Gwaii.

The prohibition does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has wildfire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. However, we ask the public to check with local government authorities to ensure they are following local bylaws before lighting any fire.

This prohibition will be in place until October 28, 2022, or until the order is rescinded.

A map of the affected areas is available online: http://ow.ly/ZEvh30spkOI

With the enactment of this prohibition, no campfires (except Haida Gwaii); category 2, or category 3 open fires are allowed within the Coastal Fire Centre. The category 2 and 3 prohibition (which includes backyard and industrial burning) was enacted on July 15, 2022. Also prohibited in all areas of the Coastal Fire Centre are the following activities (Wildfire Act, Section 12):

  • Fireworks;
  • Sky Lanterns;
  • Binary Exploding Targets;
  • Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description; and,
  • Air Curtain Burners

The campfire prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or portable campfire devices that use briquettes, liquid, or gaseous fuel, provided they are CSA or ULC approved, and the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online: openburningregs_2022update.pdf

Anyone who lights, fuels or uses an open fire when a fire prohibition is in place or fails to comply with an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $1,150 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be subject to a penalty of up to $100,000 and ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

The Coastal Fire Centre covers all the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain Range from the U.S.-Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii.

To report a wildfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

Learn More:

Follow the latest wildfire news:

 

 

Contact:

Fire Information Officer

BC Wildfire Service

Coastal Fire Centre

250-951-4209

 

 

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Annual Report | Available for Public Inspection

The Annual Report serves as an opportunity to communicate with citizens, stakeholders and others regarding the Village’s financial performance. It highlights accomplishments and statistics for the year completed as well as future Village goals. The annual report also includes the Village’s audited financial statements.

The Annual Report must be available to the public at the municipal office for inspection 14 days before the adoption by Council. The Report will be adopted at the Regular Meeting on June 28, 2022 at 7 pm.

Please see the DRAFT 2021 Annual Report here, and relay any questions or comments to our Council at reception@zeballos.com or by calling 250-761-4229.