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6 hours ago

Tom Shypitka

Thanks Jay for your involvement and advocacy in keeping our communities “Fire Smart”. It means a tremendous amount to be proactive instead of reactive.Meet Jay Nelson, a Neighbourhood Champion with the East Kootenay FireSmart Program.

1) What is the name of your FireSmart group/area?

Roy & Peters Road at Rosen Lake

2) What prompted you to become a FireSmart Neighbourhood Champion?

I was impressed and encouraged by the work and effort to promote FireSmart by my neighbour Gary Mitchell.

3) What FireSmart events have you done in your area?

We have had two Neighbourhood Wildfire Preparedness Events in the past two years (2021 and 2022). The events included education and clean up of properties.

4) What has it been like to collaborate with your neighbourhood throughout the FireSmart process?

Collaboration and cooperation with our neighbours have been fantastic.

5) Why would you encourage people to FireSmart their homes and properties?

To minimize the risk of fire damage and personal injury to all our neighbours who could be impacted by interface wildfire.

6) What would you say to anyone debating taking the first step to reach out and talk to a FireSmart representative?

I would encourage them to reach out and ask any questions. The format is simple, easy and encouraging.

To learn more about the East Kootenay FireSmart Program and how to become a Neighbourhood Champion, visit: engage.rdek.bc.ca/firesmart
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Thanks Jay for your involvement and advocacy in keeping our communities “Fire Smart”. It means a tremendous amount to be proactive instead of reactive.

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Thanks Tom! We appreciate the support you’ve shown us and our efforts. Let’s be safe out there.

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14 hours ago

Tom Shypitka

No pun intended but Canada is “missing the boat”. ...

No pun intended but Canada is “missing the boat”.

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I remember in the Harper Govt years he refered to developing our natural resources of oil and gas and LNG as "nation building". Think of where we would have been in the ability to provide the needed social services to all our citizens along wirh helping many other countries in the world today with the way things are, had as a country we moved forward. And here we are, still relying upon countries to supply us that have very poor human rights and poor environmental practices. So sad.

We sure are missing the boat. So frustrating to observe. You’d think that after the debts incurred the last few years and the benefits to Europe to allow them to stay warm this winter would have been some pretty good reasons to support this effort.

As Trudeau said to the Brits when they were looking for LNG it doesn’t fit with our Green policies, but we will sell you Hydrogen in 2025……..in the meantime put on your woollies! 🤬

The CleanBC legislation effectively killed all projects except for LNG Canada (grandfathered ability to produce and use their own power behind the plant gate, rather than be forced to buy from the grid). See the link to a CBC interview on my profile wherein this is clearly explained. Almost immediately after CleanBC was announced, all major projects pulled out of BC. (the link is in my LinkedIn profile: Edward Kallio).

As long as our politicians are single-handedly trying to solve the world's climate change we'll never be able to take advantage of the resources that are at our fingertips.

So totally agree! We need to be on top of things like this! Thank you Tom! Great post!

"In B.C., LNG Canada is expected to be in production by mid-decade, and Woodfibre LNG in Squamish is aiming for production in 2027. Enbridge now has a 30% stake in that project, estimated to cost C$5.1 billion, which includes the cost of a new pipeline connection that FortisBC is building for the project. Two other proposed LNG projects moving through the regulatory process in B.C. are Cedar LNG in Kitimat and Ksi Lisims in Prince Rupert, and the partners behind LNG Canada may at some point sanction Phase 2 of their project. That alone would double the demand for natural gas to four billion cubic feet per day from two billion cubic feet per day. Some of the natural gas produced in B.C. and Alberta will supply LNG exports from the U.S. Gulf Coast." $billions are being invested right now in developing nat gas fields to supply upcoming LNG plants. It's a risky business. They could be investing in stranded assets long before their working life is expended.

Canada should a could be a world leader as a self sustaining nation, then again why buy a cow when your going to give the milk away and then buy it back. Only in Canada Eh!

Certainly is! Sadly ….

Oh boy... the shipping facility is being built. You can't snap your fingers & everything appears!

No leaders only followers

Yes we certainly are sad times when our leaders sit back and do nothing good for our country

The boy running this country is an fn idiot and if your a duck hunter your fd

So who's fault is this considering BC been talking about it for 10 years ? Ellisb Ross

stop the extortion of our energy industry for starters

😡 Sure happy we have the left wing loonie climate cultists in charge federally and provincially.

Tom Shypitka just watched report 9 and 10 of the Auditor General! WoW unbelievable and yet their still in power? Plus $60 million under criminal investigation?? This Lieberal government need's to be removed immediately!!

Total incompetence and failure of this Lieberal NDP Crap! They need to be removed from power! Destroying Canada's resource industries and putting Canadian's in hardship is not what Governing a country is all about! But I said that in 2015 that this is very bad for Canada and this imbecile will destroy Canada! History repeating itself, But on a much larger scale than what Senior Trudeau achieved and in half the time!! 🤬🤬🤬 Wake up people!!

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2 days ago

Tom Shypitka

A short sighted decision to ban the Salvation Army from ringing the Christmas Kettles in front of government Liqour stores has been reversed. Thanks going out to my colleagues that raised the issue with government.
That said, there are many charitable organizations to donate to this holiday season so please give generously if you can.
Cheers!
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A short sighted decision to ban the Salvation Army from ringing the Christmas Kettles in front of government Liqour stores has been reversed.  Thanks going out to my colleagues that raised the issue with government. 
That said, there are many charitable organizations to donate to this holiday season so please give generously if you can. 
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Great job

Just great news, hoping no cards here, love to fill it up though, 😝

Thank you this has been around so long do so much good

Why should you help the kettles when salvation army well not go out of there way to help you no more They well not feed people no more They put there things in the store so high now in prices cheaper buying new They where to make places for people to stay at hard times I could go ON AND ON I well not give no more

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