We are now at that level of extreme fire hazard where shutdown is in place. Most powered equipment- gas, diesel and electric- have restrictions under this category. Building construction tools, such as table saws and air compressors that are safely located may be used. There are also certain low-risk industrial activities- such as digging a foundation- that are also permitted. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the Fire Officer on duty at 250-755-9289.


  1. Janet Vickers says:

    I am concerned about firework during the extreme wildfire hazard status. There is no bylaw about fireworks – does it come under another heading such as machinery?

  2. Rick Jackson says:

    Fireworks are absolutely included in the fire ban. The individuals who were lighting them the other night have been visited by the RCMP and the next move is under review.