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Mantracker's local sidekick for an upcoming epsode of this popular TV show had to be convinced -- the Barriere, BC, man felt there were others who were better qualified.   Being asked to take on the role of sidekick to a TV icon would be something many people would jump at. When the crew of the hit Outdoor Life Network (OLN) series Mantracker approached Butch Falk of Barriere, he initially declined. Read the full story in the Kamloops Daily News.
Monday, 28 May 2012 08:56

Barn Fires Involving Livestock

By Jennifer Woods, J. Woods Livestock Services Barn fires are one of the more challenging structure fires for first responders. Barns are highly flammable buildings that are often filled with highly combustible items. These structures go up quickly and burn fast. The vast majority of barn fires occur late at night or early morning hours, often going undetected until flames are showing. Due to the locations of barns, by the time the fire department arrives, the barn is quite often fully involved. Adding to the challenge of a barn fire is that many of these structures house animals. Depending on the type of animal and barndesign, some animals can be quickly removed, while others are impossible to evacuate. Fire departments in areas with barns should hold barn fire education nights for farmers and livestock-related facility owners. Along with providing the basics of barn fire prevention, you should encourage the owners…
Sunday, 27 May 2012 16:55

2012 Rendezvous Schedule & Directions

DIRECTIONS TO 100 MILE HOUSE RODEO GROUNDS: Turn west at the tourist centre (centre of town at 155 Airport Road) it is about a long block to the rodeo grounds. There will be a sign up at the highway as well. There will BCHBC volunteers on the site starting  at 1pm on Thursday to welcome everyone. QUESTIONS? Contact Peter Reid (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 250.395.6492 SCHEDULE: TIME THURSDAY May 31 FRIDAY June 1 SATURDAY June 2 SUNDAY June 3             8am  - 9am       Trail Introduction Pancake Breakfast 9am  - 10am     Invasive Weeds Seminar Driving Clinic Cowboy Church 10am- 11am     Geocaching     11am- 12pm     Trail Class Instruction Dutch Oven Cookoff   12pm- 1pm     Trail Class Instruction Packing Clinic     1pm  - 2pm       Set up registration booth Leave no trace Seminar Vet Talk by Dr.…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:13

BC Equestrian Trail User Survey 2012

Do you use trails with your horse or mule?  Whether you enjoy a trail a few times a year or every week, The Joint Trails and Access (JTAC) committee would like to hear feedback from trail users of all equine disciplines. This information will allow us to understand the needs and issues of equine trail users in BC which can then be used to guide future trail strategies in the province.  We have created an on-line survey to give trail users an opportunity to provide input.  The survey link is below.  It takes about 15 minutes, and, once completed, gives you a chance to enter to win great prizes including: A deluxe equine First Aid Kit Back Country Horsemen logo wear or A 'Bed, Bale and Breakfast' getaway -- for you and your horse' -- and a riding lesson at Twincreeks Bed Bale and Breakfast. Please, take the time to…
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