Hello Neighbours,

This is a reminder of the upcoming emergency communications (EMCOM) test March 28th, 2020 @ 9:30 am:
Upon receiving the automated system call, people should phone their neighbours’ numbers assigned to them from the phone tree. Then when they receive the call from their area lead, peoples’ responses will be: “Yes, I have made my calls and contacted or left a message.” This will ensure the phone trees are working, in both the tests as well as in future emergencies.

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COVID-19 and the Summit Center

OMEI, the owners and managers of the Summit Centre, have decided to shut down the Summit Centre until further notice. This means that all activities at the Summit Centre are cancelled until further notice. This means no yoga,  Pilates, music group or meetings.  OMEI will monitor the whole Covid-19 situation and let us know when we can go back to using the Summit Center for our activities.

Please check our website regularly for updates on how this pandemic is affecting our area.

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COVID-19, Open Letter to Anarchist Mountain Residents

Due to the increasing spread of the Covid 19 Virus and the need for the safety of Anarchist Mountain Firefighters, we have had to review our response capabilities to medical related First Responder calls.
There is currently a severe shortage throughout the province of adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and without this necessary equipment, our responders are unable to meet the current safety protocols put in place.
As a result of this, we have no choice but to discontinue First Responder responses until such time as provincial supplies and directives will allow us to do so. All medical emergency calls within our area will still be handled by B.C. Ambulance Service.

Should you need medical assistance, make sure to call 9-1-1
to report your emergency.

This has not been an easy decision on our part but the safety of our members takes priority. We will still be responding to all other emergency calls as usual. We will continue to monitor this situation very closely and will keep you advised to any changes that may develop.

Thank you.

Urs Grob, Fire Chief
Anarchist Mountain Fire Department

Anar­chist Moun­tain Fire Depart­ment

115 Griz­zly Road

Osoy­oos BC V0H 1V6

1 778 739 0123 

Fire Chief

Urs Grob





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AMCS Membership Appreciation Night & Wine and Food Pairing Event

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this event has been cancelled

All those who purchased tickets should receive an email noting this event has been cancelled and will be receiving a refund posted to their original form of payment in approximately 10 business days.

If you have any questions, please contact Stan at treasurer@amcsbc.ca

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RDOS Area A OCP Bylaw Review Survey

The Regional District is seeking feedback from residents as part of the review of the Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw for Electoral Area “A”.  This includes an on-line survey asking some basic questions.  To participate in the survey, please click on the following link: https://qplus.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SznN7tOzyJwVnv

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Jeffery Straker – Live at the Summit – March 14 7:30pm

This is the last concert of the season so come on out and enjoy the music

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the original post located HERE

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FireSmart Recognition

Since 2013, the Anarchist Mountain FireSmart Committee has worked to “help our neighbours in protecting the community from wildfire”.

People living in forested areas need to be aware of the wildfire threat and ways they can take action to make their home and community become “FireSmart”.

Once again, the FireSmart committee along with local residents, have worked diligently to maintain the requirements for our community to be recognized as a FireSmart Community. 

Well done to all!!!

For More information on the FireSmart program on Anarchist Mountain, please visit the FireSmart section of our website located HERE

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Hi Everyone, there are multiple events happening in Midway on the March 6 weekend.

March 6 – Coffee and Music Evening at the Midway Community Hall.  I have been to several of these and they are fun, professionally presented, but friendly and very entertaining!  The last one was fairly crowded, so arrive early!  I believe there are three larger bands including Double Stop Creek and several short performances by individuals and duets.

Men’s Curling Bonspiel all weekend starting Friday at the Midway curling rink.  If you’d rather have a beer (or?) than coffee, that’s the place to go.

West Kootenay Midget House League Hockey Tournament all weekend with three games on Friday night.  Midway Arena is a modern facility with great seating, heaters and good food.

All venues are easy to find and share the same parking lots.  You can walk from one to the other to see all that is happening!

Dean & Glenda Corbett  

“….when you believe….”

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Sunset-Moonrise Snowshoe & Campfire – W5

What?  2-2.5 hours moderately strenuous snowshoe up Mt Gillespie (Anarchist Summit) to view the sunset (7:07 PDT) and the moonrise (5:54PDT) followed by a sit-around-the-campfire.

When?  Sunday March 8 leaving at 6pm.

Where?  Leave from corner of Timberwolf and Timber Roads (1km north on second Sidley Mountain Road off Hwy 3).

Who?  Florian will lead this on his customized loop route.  He will pause for lots of rests…promise!  Bring your “fit” friends, relatives and visitors.

Why?  It works out well for daylight savings, sunset, moonrise/phase (almost full), view of Venus and the snow should be good and supportive.  A great excuse to get out and enjoy winter before it is gone!

BYO…snowshoes, mountain gear & water.  For afterwards: chair, beverages, snacks, marshmallows, hotdogs and roasting sticks.  I (Dean) will bring my guitar and some sing-a-long books if the weather cooperates.  Other campfire players/singers welcome!!!

Dean & Glenda Corbett  

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Neighbourhood Small Grants are now open for applications!
Sorry for cross-postings. Please share far and wide!

Bring together a group of neighbours and apply for up to $500 to work together on small projects that build connections in your neighbourhood!
Read about the goals and apply at www.cfso.net

Application deadline is April 20th, 2020

Paper applications are available in French, Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Punjabi and other languages.
To learn more about Neighbourhood Small Grants and past projects visit https://neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/

Please note: Registered organizations and businesses cannot apply. However, if you are receiving this in your role within an organization or business, we would love your help to spread the word among your staff, volunteers, customers, and program participants.

Here’s two short videos for inspiration! Alley painting project

and from the west-coast Vancouver Island communities

If you have any questions, please contact Kim English at kimenglish@cfso.net for more information.

Kim English
Regional Community Development Officer /Neighbourhood Small Grant Coordinator

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