Deck fire, BBB fake staffing, YMCA child care staffing and more…
Kelowna fire crews got an early dinner callout yesterday.
They were at the 900 block of Coronation avenue for a deck fire.
It’s was a back deck of a home.
There was some minor damage to the building.
BBB Fake Staffing
Employment scams were the number one scams of 2016 according to BBB Scam Tracker statistics and made the number one spot in our National Top 10 Scams campaign this year.
These scams can show up in several forms such as Secret Shopper and stay-at-home administration opportunities.
They are really just cheque cashing schemes where the victim is sent a fake cheque and asked to send money back to the company.
The person getting the job typically has not been looking for work and there is little or no application or interview process.
Here’s what job applicants need to know and what to look for:
* Read the job description carefully. There may be keywords such as package forwarding, money transfer, wiring funds or foreign agent agreements that may give away what the job is really about.
* If the screening, interview and offer process is all done by email or over the phone without an in-person interview, this can be another indication the position you’re applying for doesn’t exist or is legitimate.
* Listen to and read the questions carefully that are asked of you before an offer is made. If they are asking for personal information like bank accounts, personal data or other questions that seem a bit out of the norm for a recruiter, report it immediately.
YMCA Child Care
The YMCA of Okanagan will be assuming operations of the Kelowna Secondary School’s Young Parents Program starting mid May.
Through a partnership between Central Okanagan Public Schools and the YMCA of Okanagan, this program enables young parents to continue their educational studies through to graduation.
Young parents return to school in as little as six to eight weeks after giving birth, making the need for a safe and quality child care necessary.
In addition to up to ten spaces designated for young parents, there will also be an additional 18 spaces for infants and toddlers in the centre that will be available to the general public. Registration for these spaces is available now.
The YMCA is also looking to hire several early childhood educators for the centre, with openings listed on their website.
For more information on YMCA Child Care and employment opportunities visit ymcaokanagan.ca. For registration information, please contact the YMCA’s child care administrator at email@example.com
Kamloops Fire Centre
With spring well underway in the Kamloops Fire Centre, the BC Wildfire Service is reminding us to be careful with open fire use to help reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires.
Although there are currently no open fire prohibitions in place within the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, it is important to conduct all burning activities safely.
Anyone wishing to light an open fire must take precautions.
* Ensure that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and prevent it from escaping.
* Do not burn during windy conditions. Weather conditions can change quickly and the wind may carry embers to other combustible material and start new fires.
* Create a fireguard at least one metre around the planned fire site by clearing away twigs, grass, leaves and other combustible material.
* Never leave a fire unattended.
* Ensure that the fire is completely extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.
Before conducting any open burn, people should check with their local fire department, municipality and regional district to ensure that no open burning restrictions or bylaws are in effect.
Anyone planning to do any large-scale industrial burning or conduct a grass burn larger than 0.2 hectares (Category 3 fires) must obtain a burn registration number ahead of time by calling 1 888 797-1717. Burn registration numbers are available free of charge. A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at http://ow.ly/znny309kJv5
If a fire escapes, the person who lit it may be held liable for fire suppression costs and damages. It is the responsibility of the individual lighting the fire to ensure that burning is done safely and in accordance with regulations.
To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call *5555 on a cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit www.bcwildfire.ca
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Vernon Murder Trial
If you’re hungry tomorrow morning…you might want to check out the 3rd annual Pancake Breakfast at Okanagan Mission Hall.
This year in celebration of the Mission Lions Club 40th Anniversary as a club in the facility they are providing delicious pancakes complimentary for anyone in attendance.
The Girl Guides will be on hand in the Small hall with Crafts and Egg Decorating for the Kids, Bouncy Castles in the parking lot, the City of Kelowna will be in attendane with Games for Kids, and then the morning will wrap up with an Eggstravaganza Time at 10:30 with Many, Many Treats for Kids for Ages 12 and under and of course a Visit with the Easter Bunny.
The Whole Morning will be Free but, they do ask for a Donation of a Food Item for the Central Okanagan Food Bank who will also be in attendance collecting food donations.
It all starts at 8:30