The City will issue permits to burn yard or garden waste between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, but your property must be the right size.
Homeowners must have at least one acre (0.4 hectares) to obtain a permit to burn on their lot.
The same rule applies for those living on Tk’emlups Indian Band land.
In addition, homeowners need to check the venting index before they light a match. There’s no burning after dark or for commercial or industrial purposes.
Fines can be as high as $500.
Permits cost $100 and are available at Fire Station No. 1, 1205 Summit Dr., between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. For more information, phone 250-372-5131.
Band permits are available at Tk’emlúps Indian Band, #220 – 330 Chief Alex Thomas Way. For information, phone 250-314-1570.
The City encourages using other ways of disposing of green waste, such as composting or taking the material to any of its drop-off sites, including Cinnamon Ridge (4.3 km west of the airport on Tranquille Road), Eliza Road in Barnhartvale, or at the end of McGill Road.