Feel like lighting up a bonfire in the District of Kent? Don’t do it.
As of midnight on May 15, any fires larger than half a metre by half a metre — about the size of a campfire — have been banned in the district. The ban will continue to Sept. 30.
For now, campfires are still permitted outside the town centre, if you have a permit. Permits are $25 and available at the municipal hall on Cheam Avenue. Campfires may be banned later in the season depending on weather and forest conditions.
Having an open fire during the ban will result in a $100 fine, and having an outdoor fire in a restricted area, like the Agassiz townsite, will cost you $200. Having a campfire without a permit will result in a $50 fine.