Great news–That from Comox Fire Chief Gord Schreiner on the BC Government looking at a big hike in fines for illegal campfires and carelessly discarded smokes…

Forests Minister Steve Thomson says it is time for the province to look at cracking down on behaviour that can trigger forest fires, his parliamentary Secretary Mike Morris is studying new enforcement measures, and new penalties.

Meanwhile Schreiner says after a few wet days, the fire danger rating will likely be bumped up again.

The Coastal Fire Centre says for much of our region, the fire hazard is pegged at moderate, and in some areas high.