After gas fires on Oak Bay beaches were made legal at Oak Bay council last night, Coun. Hazel Braithwaite rushed down to Willows Beach to enjoy the new freedom. (Photo Braithwaite Instagram)

Portable gas fires now legal on Oak Bay beaches

Fires restricted to gas appliances, no wood or charcoal allowed

The use of gas fires on Oak Bay beaches is now officially legal.

People are allowed to bring portable barbecues and stoves down to the beach after council voted in favour of changing the bylaw last night (June 11).

Fires are allowed from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and are restricted to gas appliances – wood and charcoal are not allowed.

The new bylaw notes that fires will not be permitted during the Oak Bay Tea Party weekend or at any other time that the Fire Chief or Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture deems necessary.

RELATED: Oak Bay set to turn up the heat on beach picnics


 

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