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Apply for a Yard Waste Burning Permit at the Fire Department

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A permit is required for open burning and may be obtained at the Fire Department on Dunsmuir Avenue at First Street. Call the Fire Department at 250-336-2531 for more information and if you have questions and concerns.

You may burn an open yard waste fire with a permit from

  • March 15 to April 30, and
  • October 15 to November 30

Yard waste fires must:

  • Take place between sunrise to sunset and be fully extinguished at sunset
  • be no larger than 1m by 1m in diameter
  • Be supervised by an adult with a water hose and shovel close by
  • be at least 3 m from standing timber, brush or any other flammable material, any property line, and Village property

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