On June 19 2019, the West Shore RCMP were patrolling the area of Mill Hill Regional Park and discovered a man camping in an undesignated zone. The man also had a campfire going which is prohibited at all regional parks except at designated campgrounds.
West Shore RCMP took down the undesignated camp site and issued the man a violation ticket under the Wildfire Act for Light, Fuel or Use a Fire Against Regulations, which carries a hefty fine of $1,150.
“We all play a role in protecting our communities from wildfire risk,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar, Media Relations Officer for West Shore RCMP. “The potential for wildfire is increased with the summer season and is currently rated as high in Southern Vancouver Island.”
Make sure you are up to date on the fire bans. For more information on fire bans in your area visit the BC Government Fire Bans and Restrictions site or click here.
For more information on Capital Regional District Parks and Recreation click here
Email: Cst. Nancy Saggar, Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP, 698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B3A4
Office: 250-474-2264 | Fax: 250-474-8790