News

Open-burning ban lifted for Cowichan Valley

  -
— image credit:

A recent valley-wide open-burning ban has been lifted by the environment ministry.

Staff pulled the restrictions Thursday after imposing the ban Jan. 14.

"Air quality has improved in the Cowichan Valley due to a change in weather conditions," a ministry release says.

Open burning may now be done without a permit, or approval from the ministry, provided the activity complies with the Open- Burning Smoke-Control Regulation of the Environmental Management Act, and with any restrictions by other agencies, such as municipal-burning bylaws, staff says.

For more, visit bcairquality.ca.

Environment Canada's venting index is available by calling 888-281-2992 daily.

Also call the environment ministry at 250-751-3171, or the Vancouver Island Health Authority at 250-739-6303.

 

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.

Community Events, July 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

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

Jul 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.