Open Burning Permits Required
Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 06:45 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: From the Regional District of Central OkanaganSeptember 29, 2020
Starting October, 1, open burning permits will be available for eligible Central Okanagan property owners from their local fire service.*
Permits will be issued to those who qualify and meet the requirements of local fire protection bylaws. If necessary, each fire jurisdiction enforces its own bylaw regulations.
Those eligible to burn within the four Central Okanagan East or Central Okanagan West electoral...
Campfire Ban Ends for most Central Okanagan areas
Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020 05:45 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: From the Regional District of Central Okanagan
May 14, 2020
Effective immediately, wood burning campfires are allowed again in many Central Okanagan areas. Campfires are not permitted at any time within the City of Kelowna.
The campfire ban within most local government fire jurisdictions in the Central Okanagan has been in place since April 3 to support public health efforts to reduce sources of air pollution including open burning. The decision to allow wood...
Open Burning and Campfires Banned
Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:30 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: From the Regional District of Central OkanaganApril 15, 2020
Open burning season has officially come to an early end in the Central Okanagan. The April 3 ban across the region also continues for all wood-burning campfires.
Local fire departments across the Central Okanagan remind everyone that illegal burning including campfires not only impacts the health of others but requires fire department resources which increases the physical distancing health risks of responding...
Campfire Ban across the Central Okanagan
Posted on Friday, April 03, 2020 06:45 AM
News ReleaseApril 3, 2020
Effective immediately, all campfires are prohibited throughout all Central Okanagan municipalities and electoral area Fire Service Areas.
The ban will remain in effect until further notice to support COVID-19 health efforts by reducing potential air pollution.
This follows last week’s decision from BC Environment and health officials to suspend open burning until at least April 15 in High Sensitivity Areas including the Central Okanagan.
The campfire ban affects...