Barbeque Ban in Parks Effective Immediately

Friday, July 23, 2021 – WESTBANK: Effective immediately all barbeques, including portable propane fueled barbeques, are prohibited within Westbank First Nation (WFN)’s public parks and beaches. The ban on propane barbecues is in addition to the campfire ban which is in place for the entire province of B.C..

Due to the extremely dry conditions and high-to-extreme fire danger ratings currently being experienced, it is crucial everyone be as vigilant as possible when it comes to fire prevention within our communities. If you are barbequing at home, it is recommended to have a fire extinguisher nearby and no combustible materials within six feet. We also remind smokers to never throw cigarettes out car windows. Do not work outdoors with tools and equipment that produce open flames or have no spark arresters. In areas where motorized recreationalists can ride, ensure your equipment has spark arresters.

WFN Law Enforcement officers regularly patrol WFN parks and beaches to monitor activity and ensure compliance is being observed.

 If you see smoke, please call 9-1-1 to report it, or *5555 to report a wildfire.

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