The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in collaboration with Island Health has ended the air quality advisory for Courtenay as of Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m., as air quality has improved.
Open burning may now be conducted without a permit or approval from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy provided that the activity complies with the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation, Environmental Management Act.
All open burning must also comply with municipal open burning bylaws where a bylaw exists.
For more information on current air quality and to obtain the venting index, see: www.bcairquality.ca. Please note that the ventilation indices drop to poor after sunset.