Month: August 2018

High fire risk activity ban in place

A high fire risk activity ban is in place in the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) due to the extreme fire rating. Fire service regulations in place prohibit the use of power saws, and other power tools that may create fire or sparks during extremely dry conditions.

“Public health and safety as well as protection of property is our number one concern,” said CVRD Manager of Fire Services James Bast.

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Stage 2 Water Restrictions Take Effect August 2

The Comox Valley Water System will move to Stage 2 Water Restrictions beginning Thursday, August 2 in response to the province’s designation of a hydrological drought rating for much of coastal British Columbia, including Vancouver Island. Stage 2 restrictions will begin on August 2 to coincide with BC Hydro’s planned reduction of flows on the Puntledge River.

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