Improved air quality allows for lifting of burning ban

Overnight rain served as a "cleansing"

  • Fri Nov 21st, 2014 12:00pm
  • News

The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Island Health has ended the air quality advisory for Courtenay/Comox/Cumberland due to improving air quality that has resulted from a cleansing weather system that moved through the area overnight and this morning.

Open burning may now be conducted without a permit or approval from the Ministry of Environment provided that the activity complies with the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation, Environmental Management Act, and with any restrictions imposed by other agencies (e.g. municipal burning bylaws).

For more information on current air quality, see: www.bcairquality.ca