Open burning season in Lake Country and the North Westside Road area will begin today.
Under Regional District of Central Okanagan and local fire bylaws, permitted open burning may start Oct. 1 and must be complete by April 30. Fire chiefs may change the dates depending on the fire hazard in their area.
Starting today, those people with properties greater than one hectare will be allowed to burn outdoors, but only after receiving a permit from their local fire authority and only after confirming that burning is allowed on a particular day. Farmers and large lot owners must also follow any regulations before lighting any fire.
Residents can obtain a permit by calling 250-469-6223.