Open Burning Ban Removal

Open Burning Ban Removal as of October 2


As per section 10(2) of the Fire Protection Bylaw 2008, BYLAW NO. 3340, the Open Burning Ban imposed for the Municipality of North Cowichan in regards to Category 2 & 3 fires is rescinded as of noon October 2, 2017.  This is in accordance to section 11(1) (g) of the Fire Protection Bylaw that states open burning may occur only when the ventilation index, as reported by the Meteorological Service of Environment Canadas Ventilation Index, is rated as good.


Category 2 open fire - As defined in the Wildfire Regulation (s.1); an open fire, other than a campfire, that burns

(a) material in one pile not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width,

(b) material concurrently in 2 piles each not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width, or

(c) stubble or grass over an area that does not exceed 0.2 ha


Category 3 open fire - As defined in the Wildfire Regulation (s.1); an open fire that burns

(a) material concurrently in 3 or more piles each not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width,

(b) material in one or more piles each exceeding 2 m in height or 3 m in width,

(c) one or more windrows, or

(d) stubble or grass over an area exceeding 0.2 ha