From Al Richmond, Director For Area G – Cariboo Regional District

Should the venting index be favourable the Greenbelt Commission will begin burning some of the piles of debris left from last years fuel reduction project in Walker Valley Saturday morning October 27th.  Residents can be assured the burning is being supervised and the 108 VFD is aware of the work being undertaken.  Your co-operation in staying away from the area would be appreciated.

Al Richmond
Cariboo Regional District
Cell 250-395-0841


From Al Richmond, Director For Area G – Cariboo Regional District

Oct. 16, 2018 18-32

For Immediate Release

Controlled pile burning planned for 108 Mile Ranch area.

A series of controlled pile burns are planned in Walker Valley, in the 108 Mile Ranch area, between Oct. 18 and Nov. 30, 2018. The 108 Greenbelt Commission is coordinating the project with support from the Cariboo Regional District and the 108 Mile Volunteer Fire Department. The work is being done to dispose of the debris from the fuel management project undertaken last winter. Burning will be conducted in a controlled manner when conditions are appropriate, and the piles will be closely monitored. Some smoke and flames may be visible from the piles. Please direct any questions to Ron Soeder, 108 Greenbelt Commission Chair, at 250-791-5752 or Al Richmond, CRD Area G Director, at arichmond@cariboord.ca

The 108 Greenbelt Service was established by the Cariboo Regional District in 1996 to provide for the management of the 108 Greenbelt lands, which cover approximately 575 hectares throughout the 108 Mile Ranch community, and provide opportunities for public recreation.


Media Contact:

Emily Epp,

Manager of Communications

Cariboo Regional District

250-392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636


108 Water Treatment Plant Update

Al Richmond, Cariboo Regional District Director for Area G / Lac La Hache – 108 Mile Ranch provided an update on the new 108 water treatment plant on September 20, 2018.

The new 108 Ranch water treatment plan has been operating as designed for about 4 weeks now. In the past two weeks we have received several reports of cloudy water coming out of peoples’ taps. In every case, it has been described that the cloudiness dissipates after a minute or so and the water is clear again.
We have investigated this phenomenon and have determined that the cause of the cloudiness is dissolved air in the water. The new manganese removal process involves adding process air to the water prior to it passing through the filter system. As a result, the treated water that is pumped to the reservoirs and the distribution system now has a high level of dissolved air. When the water is exposed to the atmosphere, the dissolved air is released in the form of tiny bubbles that cause the temporary cloudiness of the water. They are harmless and are not a health concern. Dissolved air in the water will not harm you or damage your plumbing or appliances.