Fishing, open burning bans end in southwest B.C.

Restrictions over as rain, cooler temperatures return after a summer of heat and drought

A cutthroat trout being caught and released.

Fishing is once again allowed in most southwestern B.C. streams and an open fire ban has also been rescinded in the region.

Provincial officials cited recent rain and cooling water temperatures as they reopened angling across the south coast, except the Seymour and Coquihalla rivers, and their tributaries.

Fish in those two watersheds remain at risk because of rockslides that impede upstream migration of steelhead in particular.

The angling ban had been declared July 22 in response to low stream flows and high water temperatures after weeks of hot, dry weather and a record low winter snowpack.

The Coastal Fire Centre ended its open fire ban at noon Monday in areas not covered by local government bylaws in light of the decreased risk of wildfires.

 

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