The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Island Health ended the air quality advisory for the Comox Valley on Nov. 5 due to improving air quality.
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. All open burning must also comply with municipal open burning bylaws where a bylaw exists.
Please note: Open burning has been banned in the City of Courtenay since 2008. For more information on current air quality, see: bcairquality.ca