CVRD News Release - Fireworks permits not being issuedCVRD Fireworks Permits Not Being Issued

Due to extremely dry conditions, high wildfire risk, little rain expected for the next two weeks and current BC Wildfire restrictions, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will not be issuing fireworks permits for Electoral Areas A, B and C over the next several weeks, including Halloween.

“This decision is based on the abundance of caution and safety for the community,” says Amanda Yasinski, Senior Manager of Building and Bylaw Compliance. “We have never experienced dry conditions like this before in October and it’s important we keep the safety of the Comox Valley a top priority. It’s also important that we adhere to the restrictions currently in place by the BC Wildfire Service.

We understand that residents may have to adjust their plans, but we’re asking the public to exercise good judgement and help keep our communities safe this Halloween.”

Without a valid permit, fireworks are prohibited to be set off in Electoral Areas A, B and C. Please take this into consideration, if you were planning on purchasing fireworks this Halloween.

Fines for illegally setting off fireworks in the CVRD carries a fine of $500.

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The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities operating on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of the land. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on providing sustainable services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley

Media Contact:
Amanda Yasinski Senior Manager of Building and Bylaw Compliance
Tel: 250-334-6049