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Goose Spit beach fire program returns

After a few years without fire pits and roasting marshmallows, the beach fire program at Goose Spit is back for the summer.

According to the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), beach fires are permitted until Sept. 4 in 10 designated fire rings located on the outside beach of the park.

The CVRD is also reminding you that there are a few rules and regulations to follow:

  • All beach fires need to be fully extinguished by park closing at 11 p.m. 
  • A bucket of water containing at least 10 litres is always kept beside the fire 
  • Only dry and untreated wood is to be used in the fire rings 
  • No driftwood, treated wood, plastics, garbage and any material other than dry and untreated wood, should be burnt 
  • Beach fire program utilizing the fire rings are subject to provincial campfire bans 

The program is being brought back following the COVID-19 pandemic, and promoting connection is important, according to Area B director Richard Hardy.

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“After a few years of being apart, promoting togetherness in our natural areas is important,” said Hardy. “We hope residents enjoy this program being back in the community and have the chance to visit one of our beautiful parks.”

Joe Walker Park and Royston Seaside Park also have designated places for beach fires and picnics.

A link to more information can be found on the CVRD website.  

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