Breaking News

Open fires prohibited as of July 2

Effective at 1 p.m MST on July 2, 2014, open fires will be prohibited within the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This prohibition will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.

Specifically, prohibited activities include:

• the burning of any waste, slash or other materials;

• stubble or grass fires of any size over any area;

• the use of fireworks, sky lanterns or burning barrels of any size or description.

This prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, and it does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.

This prohibition covers all B.C. Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws and is serviced by a fire department.

Please check with local authorities for any other restrictions before lighting a fire.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Dodge Cove residents ready to take the fight to Nexen as focus shifts to Digby Island
 
UPDATE: Staff report bomb threat lead to evacuation of Safeway
 
North Island Rage play well at Richmond field lacrosse tourney
Klabona Keepers served permanent injunction
 
Heart of our city: Vern Barker inspiring change
 
Sooke soccer rained out
Errington man battling BC Hydro
 
Ocean-view luxury condos now for sale in Qualicum Beach
 
Local youngsters perform with Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.