All burning, including campfires, banned across Nanaimo region

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
July 17, 2018 - 12:42pm

Campfires and all other kinds of burning are now banned in most mid-island municipalities and soon will be in the entire Coastal Fire Centre.File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

NANAIMO — Burning of any kind is now banned across the mid-island region.

The City of Nanaimo issued a ban on all burning, including campfires, as of 12 p.m. on July 17. Ladysmith and Lantzville also implemented bans, while Parksville, Qualicum Beach and the Regional District of Nanaimo are expected to follow suit.

Meanwhile, the Coastal Fire Centre, covering all other areas outside of island municipalities, will implement a full burning ban at 12 p.m. on July 18.

Sky lanterns and tiki torches are also not permitted during the ban, which is in effect until conditions improve.

Devices fueled by propane, natural gas, naptha, kerosene, charcoal briquettes or electricity such as barbecues, grills, smokers, and portable or fixed campfire devices are still allowed.

Smoking is also not allowed in any City of Nanaimo parks. The RDN said it will ban smoking on its trails and parks on July 18.


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