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OPEN BURNING RESTRICTIONS - Spring 2014

FOR: Land owners with parcels of 2 hectares (4.94 acres) or larger

Spring Burning Permits are now available at the Coldstream Municipal Office, 9901 Kalamalka Road, phone 250-550-1510.

PLEASE NOTE:
If you have a spring 2014 Burning Permit, you will NOT be eligible for a fall permit.

Open Burning dates and restrictions:

  • Saturday, April 12th to Sunday, April 27th, 2014
  • Must have an approved Burning Permit
  • The “venting index” must be 55 or higher (www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/epdpa/venting/venting.html for daily update or phone 250-470-5155)
  • NO BURNING AFTER APRIL 27th, 2014

You MAY burn

  • Prunings
  • Garden refuse you can’t compost

You MAY NOT burn

  • Grass, leaves
  • Unseasoned “green wood”
  • Other prohibited materials

 

Fire Prevention

The District of Coldstream Fire Services Bylaw No. 1591 (PDF) and Fire Prevention Bylaw No. 1592 (PDF) establishes fire services for the District. The general mandate of the Department is to take all proper measures for the prevention, control and extinguishment of fires, and for the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of all municipal bylaws respecting fire prevention.

The delivery of this service is currently provided by two 25-member paid on-call halls.  The halls are not manned; however, non-emergency contact may be made to:

Contact Information:

Fire Emergency, call: 911

General Inquires may be directed to the Municipal Office at 250-545-5304.

For information on Fire Inspections and Investigations, contact Bob Bibby at 250-550-1503.

 

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