Fire ban still in effect locally

While the Coastal Fire Centre recently lifted the campfire ban on the northern half of Vancouver Island (north of Hindoo Creek [near Buckley Bay], in Strathcona Provincial Park and north of Nootka Sound), a complete fire ban remains in effect within all City of Courtenay contracted Fire Protection Districts due to extremely dry conditions.

This includes:

• Courtenay Fire Protection District

• Merville Fire Protection District

• Tsolum-Farnham Fire Protection District

The Comox Valley Regional District website provides a map showing all fire protection districts in CVRD Electoral Area C, including those serviced by the Courtenay Fire Department.

In addition, open burning is banned year-round within City of Courtenay boundaries.