November 7, 2019, 8:45 am
Terry Appleyard says
November 8, 2019 at 8:35 am
Good work Pat !
I to have been trying to get answers!
Town… No open burning Except by “special permit “ issued by the Oliver Fire Chief. Come on Council Lead By Example and close this loophole in our bylaws.
RDOS … did contact me with the same bla bla bla about the venting index. That’s not the point … if there getting complaints/ concerns you would think the light would come on and take the complaints to a higher level… we’re all breathing the same polluted air.
Publisher: Terry you are being unfair and Pat who should know better is confusing people
NO open burning is allowed in Town. Period ( unless Fire Chief grants approval – rare )
In the rural orchard area OUTSIDE of town – the rules apply as stated by ME.
Question: Did you vote for the people who listen or did you vote for the people who need a job?
The reason for that last question. How many politicians use ODN to impart their knowledge. Few.!!! And yes I they read it – they tell me.
Pat Hampson says
November 7, 2019 at 10:12 pm
I said it a few days ago: ridiculous situation when people are allowed to generate smoke at the expense of everyone especially children and those who have Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder.
There are options; forced air burning, chipping. We suffer from smoke during wildfires and the Province spends thousands to combat wildfires but this type of burning is allowed.
I called the RDOS and talked to Bill Newell; he was not aware of the situation and could not tell me who was actually responsible for issuing the burning permit (if a permit is even issued!) It’s not the Town which issues a permit but I’ll bet our FD is expected to respond if the burning gets out of control.
So who is responsible for this irresponsible environmental farce?
Publisher: It is a good cause to take up. Why? Because there are alternatives and yes I agree – better control and permitting would help. So that everyone knows – basically it is open season after October first to burn in the rural area as long as the province says the venting index is (GOOD) at its best level. Use google to find BC Venting Index.
“The burning of woody debris outdoors is only permitted when the forecast Ventilation Index is sufficient to disperse smoke. Before debris can be ignited, the Ventilation Index must be predicted to be both GOOD (55-100) this afternoon as well as FAIR or GOOD (34-100) tomorrow afternoon. Additional rules on outdoor burning are in the Ministry of Environment Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation.”
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