Woodstoves are okay to use as long as they have a chimney, preferably screened. Please make sure your chimney is cleaned prior to firing it up for the first time. Burn only clean dry wood.
If you have any questions please call the Duty Officer at 250-702-7178.
We are under a complete fire ban. This is province wide. Fire Danger rating and burning restrictions are 2 different things. If the Fire Danger rating drops, it has nothing to do with the burning restrictions. Burning restrictions will not be lifted until the fall, including campfire bans.
Thank you for staying vigilant. The summers are only getting drier and keeping a close watch for wildfires will help to keep everyone and everything safe.
The chipper program will return in the fall so save up those prunings, etc and we’ll take them away. In fairness to everyone, this program is not a land clearing exercise and the contractor will have the right to refuse to chip up excessively large piles, or piles that contain stumps, pressure treated wood, etc. Full details will come closer to the date.
If you see or smell smoke, please call 911 and we will investigate.