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2019 FOOD AND TOY DRIVE

2019 FILL THE FIRE ENGINES IN DISTRICT 69

 

Firefighters with the five departments in District 69 will be conducting the annual food and toy drive during the weekend of Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17. Donations are for the Salvation Army. The eight departments in District 69 are Bow Horn Bay Fire Department, Coombs Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department, Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department, Deep Bay Fire and Rescue, Errington Volunteer Fire Department, Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department. Parksville Volunteer Fire Department and Qualicum Beach Fire Department. 

Oceanside residents have always been generous with their contributions and District 69 fire departments look forward to another successful year. The first food drive was held in 1997 in Qualicum Beach and then joined by Parksville in 1998. 2016 was the first year of participation for the Errington and Coombs-Hilliers departments, 2017 was the first year for Bow Horn Bay Fire Department. 2018 for the Deep Bay Fire Department and this year, Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department joined in the food and toy drive.

The week prior to the food drive, through the local newspapers, Quality Foods will provide paper bags for your donations.

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS

As of noon Wednesday 18th September all burning restrictions have been lifted by the Coastal Fire Centre. This also applies to the Bow Horn bay Fire protection area.

Remember to be a good neighbour and check the venting index. If this is good or fair the smoke from your burn should disperse easily and not prove problematic to the neighbourhood.

 

Local governments may still have their own burning restrictions in place, so people should always check with local authorities before lighting any fire of any size.

 

If you require further information or clarification please call the Fire Hall 1 250 757 9433, or the Fire Chief on 1 250 240 0419, or the Deputy Chief 1 250 228 2200.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE? DO I HAVE FIRE PROTECTION IN MY AREA?

If you are wondering if your property is in our Fire Protection Area follow this link:-

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BURNING INFORMATION

Details on the Open Fire Prohibition schedule for the Costal Fire Centre can be found here: Link

Once you determine that there is no burning prohibition in effect, back yard burning is allowed and does not require a burning permit. Please have a thought  when burning and be kind to your neighbours.( i.e. SMOKE)

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Once you determine that there is no burning prohibition in effect, back yard burning is allowed and does not require a burning permit. Please have a thought  when burning and be kind to your neighbours.( i.e. SMOKE)

Back yard burning is only allowed when the venting index is "GOOD" Check your location here: Link Use CNTRL VAN ISLD for our local conditions.

DO NOT BURN GARBAGE OR PROHIBITED MATERIALS!!

For further information on Provincial Burning requirements is available here: Link

Best practices include:  Only burn during daylight hours, ideally noon until 5p.m. as the venting index will normally drop after sunset and the smoke will settle rather than vent skyward.

 

 

VENTING INDEX

PLEASE CHECK THE VENTING INDEX PRIOR TO ANY BURNING.

Go to Fire Safety Page for Burning information.

​Also check out the new Open Burning Smoke Regulation.