Stage 2 water restrictions are now in effect for all North Cowichan water systems
Restrictions on Open Burning - March 15 to April 15, 2017
March 9, 2017
Only burn when the BC Air Quality Venting Index is "GOOD". Find the Venting Index online at www.bcairquality.ca or phone 1-888-281-2992 for a recorded message of the daily Venting Index for Southern Vancouver Island (SRN VAN ISLD).
For further information on conditions for open burning and restrictions within the Municipality, please refer to www.northcowichan.ca/airquality
Don't Burn If You Don't Have To!
As an alternative to burning, the Municipality encourages you to compost at home or take your yard waste (year-round, free of charge) to one of the Cowichan Valley Regional District's (CVRD) solid waste management and recycling facilities. Phone the CVRD Recycling Hotline at (250) 746-2540 or visit the CVRD Recycling website.
A person who contravenes the BC Ministry of Environment's Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation is liable on conviction of a Provincial fine of up to $200,000 and a Municipal fine of $500.