PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – In the wake of hotter, drier conditions, the BC Wildfire Service says that once again this summer, they will be banning Category 2 fires.The prohibition on Category 2 fires, which are defined as smaller than two metres high and three metres wide, goes into effect at noon on Thursday, Aug. 18th across the entire Prince George Fire Centre. The ban will remain in effect until Sept. 30th, or until otherwise notified.In addition to banning fires larger than 50 centimetres wide by 50 centimetres high, the ban also covers:- Advertisement -The burning of stubble or grass over an area less than 2,000 square metres.The use of burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description.The use of sky lanterns, tiki torches or fireworks.Advertisement The use of stoves and other portable campfire apparatuses that are not CSA/ULC approved.Cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes are still allowed, as are large Category 3 fires provided they comply with open burning regulations. Anyone wishing to conduct a Category 3 burn must obtain a burn registration number by calling 1 (888) 797-1717. A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online:http://ow.ly/jdO5301kS32Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call toll-free at: 1 (800) 663-5555, or dial *5555 from a mobile phone.Advertisement
How many nationalities does the Switzerland squad have?There are eight foreign-born players in the Swiss side.That’s one of the highest in the tournament, only behind the African trio of Tunisia, Senegal (9) and Morocco (17).Arsenal star Granit Xhaka, Valon Behrami and Xherdan Shaqiri all qualify for Kosovo and Albania.And Xhaka’s brother Taulant chose to play for the Albanians, with the pair facing off during Euro 2016.There was controversy following the game with Serbia as Xhaka and Shaqiri both performed the Albanian Eagle celebration after their goals.Three stars were born in Cameroon, with stopper Yvon Mvogo, Francois Moubandje and Breel Embolo coming from the African nation.What other countries could they have represented?Ricardo Rodriguez – Spain, ChileBlerim Dzemaili – Macedonia, AlbaniaGelson Fernandes – Cape VerdeDenis Zakaria – South Sudan, Congo.Mario Gavranovic – Bosnia, CroatiaJosip Drmic – CroatiaJohan Djourou – Ivory CoastXherdan Shaqiri – Albania, KosovoFrancois Moubandje – CameroonManuel Akanji – NigeriaBreel Embolo – CameroonHaris Seferovic – BosniaGranit Xhaka – Albania, KosovoValon Behrami – Albania, KosovoYvon Mvogo – CameroontalkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. The Swiss have been impressive so far in Russia 1 Switzerland are still in with a chance of a first ever World Cup title.Led by Vladimir Petkovic, the Swiss successfully navigated a tough Group E and will now face Sweden for a place in the quarter-finals. Getty
Kolkata: A colourful procession was organised in north Kolkata to welcome Bengali New Year and to create social awareness and communal harmony among the people on Sunday.The rally was organised by Mohan Gupta, Trinamool Congress councillor of ward 17. It was attended by more than 1,000 local people. Sudip Bandyopadhyay, local MP and Shashi Panja local MLA took part in the procession.The participants wore colouful dresses and many of them sang Rabindra Sangeet. Tribal dance added colour to the rally. Like every year the Charak festival was held at Chatubabu and latubabur bazar. Those who took part in Charak showed some rare physical fits. The Charak festival on Beadon Street is over 100 years old. The leaders urged the people to live peacefully and spread the message of communal peace and harmony.