Metchosin Bans Beach Fires - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

DISTRICT OF METCHOSIN NEWS RELEASE - Beach Fires Banned

June 15, 2015 - METCHOSIN BANS BEACH FIRES  - Effective Immediately

METCHOSIN, BC   The District of Metchosin has decided to shut down beach fires. 
We are the last municipality within the CRD to allow beach fires, and Taylor and Sandgate (Wiers) beaches have become well known throughout the region and beyond as the ‘go to’ place for beach fires. This has caused an increase in the number of fires - sometimes upwards of 30-40 a night.
“Sadly the situation is getting out of hand with too many fires, it is another example of the impacts that the urban pressures are having on our rural lifestyle” reports Mayor John Ranns
At its Council meeting on Monday, June 15, 2015 – the District of Metchosin Council voted unanimously to ban all beach fires effective immediately. 
The Metchosin Fire Department and CRD Bylaw will be patrolling the beaches to educate and enforce the new regulations.  Signs have been posted advising of the beach fire ban.

 

Contact Information:

Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop
METCHOSIN FIRE DEPARTMENT
P: 250-478-1307 / C: 250-883-4472