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General News · 29th March 2016
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Some of our Mansons neighbors who have a penchant for frequent outdoor burning may not know that there are clear enforceable regulations set by the BC government that govern outdoor burning including how often you are allowed to burn & how far away it must be from other residents..

Here are just a few of the enforceble regs & also the link: http://www.bcairquality.ca/topics/outdoor-burning-laws.html

When Can I Burn? In many areas of the province the following conditions apply to when you can burn:

The smoke-release period for each parcel of land must not be greater than 72 consecutive hours.

Open burning of debris may proceed if no open burning has occurred on the parcel of land at any time during the 15 days preceding the open burning.

Smoke may be released during open burning on a parcel of land on no more than four separate occasions during a calendar year.

Where Can I Burn? The following restrictions apply to the location for open burning:

The open burning of debris must be carried out at least:
(a) 100 metres from neighbouring residences and businesses, and
(b) 500 metres from schools in session, hospitals and facilities used for continuing care as defined under the Continuing Care Act.

Please consider the health & air quality of your neighbors & limit your burning to the allowable frequency & proximity to neighbors.

Thank you!
neighbour
Comment by Bertha Jeffery on 30th March 2016
These regulations quoted as stated are for many areas of B.C. These areas are designated as Category A Areas.
`` Each of the following is designated as a Category A Area:

(a) every city, town and village as described in section 17 (1) of the Local Government Act;

(b) those district municipalities, as defined in section 5 of the Local Government Act, that are within the Capital, Central Okanagan, Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver and Okanagan-Similkameen regional districts;

(c) the District of Sechelt.``