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Archived Significant Emergencies

Get information on recent emergencies in the Cowichan region which have now ended.

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Cowichan Flood - Nov 14, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021 +
Mount Hayes Wildfire - Aug 19, 2021 - Aug 24, 2021 +
Cooling Centres - Jul 29, 2021 - Jul 31, 2021 +
Westholme Flood - Jan 31, 2020 - Feb 4, 2020 +
Current Burning Permissions
Open burning—or burning outdoors—is allowed when the wildfire risk is low and can be a useful tool when conducted responsibly. Open burning includes Category 1 campfire, Category 2 and Category 3 open fire.
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Regional Water Use Restrictions
During drought conditions, your water system operator may introduce water use restrictions to conserve limited water supplies. There are four stages of water restrictions which are coordinated across the Cowichan Valley. Local conditions may sometimes require a higher stage of water restrictions on certain systems.
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