Restrictions in place for all high smoke sensitivity zones across the province, including Electoral Areas C and D of the SLRD
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BC Centre for Disease Control recommends implementing measures that help to reduce excess air pollution in populated airsheds across the province.
There is strong evidence that exposure to air pollution increases susceptibility to respiratory viral infections by decreasing immune function.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in collaboration with provincial public health partners has issued open burning restrictions for all High Smoke Sensitivity Zones across the province until Wednesday April 15, 2020.
No new fires may be initiated and no additional material may be added to existing fires.
All category 2 and 3 open fires are no longer permitted.
Please note that this excludes campfires for the time being.
The situation can change daily. Please stay upated with the interactive map.