Air Quality Advisory Cancelled

December 5, 2014

From the Ministry of Environment:

"The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Island Health has ended the air quality advisory for the Comox Valley due to improving air quality that has resulted from a cleansing weather system that moved through the area overnight and this morning. This weather pattern is expected to continue through the weekend.

Open burning* may now be conducted without a permit or approval from the Ministry of Environment provided that the activity complies with the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation, Environmental Management Act. All open burning must also comply with Municipal open burning bylaws where a bylaw exists.

"For more information on current air quality, see: www.bcairquality.ca ."

*City of Courtenay Fire Regulations

Open burning has been banned in the City of Courtenay since 2008.