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Community Press & News provides links to stock photos, Public Service Announcements and Press Releases which may be of interest to the media or the community at large. If you need additional information, or would like assistance in arranging a media event or interview, please contact:


Allison McCarrick

Chief Administrative Officer

District of Port Hardy

PO Box 68

Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0

Tel: 250 949 6665


Open Burning Restrictions

March 26, 2020

Current Prohibition:

Effective noon (Pacific Time) Thursday April 16, 2020 most open burning activities will be prohibited throughout British Columbia to reduce the likelihood of human caused wildfires, although campfires will still be allowed.


The following activities will be prohibited, and these restrictions will remain in effect until the
public is otherwise notified:
􀂇 Category 2 open fires;
􀂇 Category 3 open fires;
􀂇 Resource Management open fires;
􀂇 the use of fireworks;
􀂇 the use of sky lanterns; and
􀂇 the use of burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description (except when used for a


These prohibitions apply to all public and private land within British Columbia, unless specified
otherwise (e.g., in a local government bylaw). Check with local government authorities for any
other restrictions before lighting any fire. A poster explaining the different categories of open
burning is available online:
A map of the affected areas is available online: