News

Campfire ban lifted

Effective at noon on Thursday, Aug. 28, campfires will once again be permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.

The Coastal Fire Centre will rescind its existing campfire prohibition due to cooler weather in the forecast, which will result in a decreased wildfire risk in the region. The following activities will now be allowed:

• Campfires, as defined by the Wildfire Regulation

• Open fires in an outdoor stove

The public is reminded that campfires must not be larger than a half-metre high by a half-metre wide. Anyone who lights a campfire must have a hand tool (such as a shovel) or at least eight litres of water available to fully extinguish it. Never leave a campfire unattended and make sure that the ashes are completely cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.

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 ...

Human Rights Tribunal rejects smart meter complaint
 
Murder charge laid in death of Sooke woman
 
Coun. Hira Chopra to run for Alberni mayor
Dateline Cowichan: Duncan finds there is only one way to go
 
Garden Fair set to blossom in grand fashion this weekend
 
The Week — May 26
Holy Victoria: Hanukkah, a story of faith
 
Seniors housing project in Telkwa wraps up
 
Thrifty Foods’ JDRF campaign raises big money

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

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

Sep 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.