Beach fire ban continues

A request to allow open burning in Oak Bay, including beach fires in special circumstances, was snuffed out

A request to allow open burning in Oak Bay, including beach fires in special circumstances, was snuffed out by council.

“It is unfortunate but it is a case of a few ruining it for everyone,” said Oak Bay fire chief Gerry Adam. “To have random fires at the beach you are asking for trouble.”

Events such as the annual beach bonfire at the Sea of Lights parade in December, supervised by the fire department, will continue. Council did approve a slight rewording of the bylaw to include verbiage for cultural observances such as First Nations celebrations. However, those requests will also need to go through council for approval.

 

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up
Pop-up banner image