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Fines to triple under amended wildfire laws

BC Wildfire Service has announced:


3/10/2016 12:05 PM


VICTORIA – The B.C. government is taking a tougher stand to discourage behaviour that contributes to increased wildfire risks, to help protect communities, natural resources and infrastructure from wildfire damage.


Additional legislative changes will result in significantly increased ticket fines for 19 different violations under the Wildfire Act and for seven different violations under Wildfire Regulation. These changes mean that British Columbia now has some of the highest wildfire-related violation ticket fines in the country.


For example, the fine for failing to comply with a fire restriction under the Wildfire Act is increasing from $345 (including a $45 victim surcharge) to $1,150 (including a $150 victim surcharge). This represents a 333.33% increase over the old fine for that offence.



To see complete notice follow this link.   bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=2583



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