2010 May 28: Canada, British Columbia, Comox Valley: All burning should be banned

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By Alice Hughes, Comox Valley Echo
A letter to Comox mayor and council:
Re: Burning yard waste within the Town of Comox
We live on the border of the City of Courtenay and the Regional District. Several nights a week for the entire winter months when the burning of “yard waste” on any property in the RD is permitted, the windows of our home are shut tight from supper time until well after midnight.
A lot more than twigs and leaves were burning. The toxicity was high and the odour unbearable as smoldering garbage, old wood, and even mattresses were going up in flames.
I called the Courtenay Fire Department and was told that with a one-time permit from November 1 to May 15, fires are allowed. Excluding the non-yard waste component, even the World Health Organization does not support this type of burning.
The Department…

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