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City of Castlegar lifts fireworks ban

Starting Thursday, June 18, fireworks will once again be allowed on private properties

Starting Thursday, June 18, fireworks will once again be allowed on private properties within the City of Castlegar.

The move comes in conjunction with amendments that the BC Wildfire Service is making relating to Category 2 and 3 open burns.

Category 2 and 3 burns are temporarily allowed in the Arrow, Kootenay Lake, and Columbia fire zones of the Southeast Fire Centre.

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City of Castlegar bylaws always prohibit open burning of yard waste, garbage and construction or demolition material.

“We have been busy dealing with burning complaints involving yard clean-up waste and the burning of prohibited materials over the last number of months,” said Castlegar fire chief Sam Lattanzio.

“We ask that you please utilize the yard waste disposal facility at the Castlegar Recreation Complex or take the material for proper disposal to the landfill located in Ootischenia.”

Campfires are permitted in the city as long as they are burning clean campfire wood on private property.

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