Open Burning Prohibition Lifted


For Immediate Release


Sept. 17, 2018

PARKSVILLE Effective at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, all open burning will once again be allowed throughout the Coastal Fire Centres jurisdiction. This is due to recent rainfall and cooler temperatures, which have reduced wildfire risks in the region.

All open fires will be permitted, along with the use of tiki torches, burn barrels, fireworks, sky lanterns and binary exploding targets. People undertaking any open burning should use caution and be aware of local conditions that might impact their ability to burn safely and control their open fires.



Campfire Prohibition Rescinded

Coastal Fire Centre will rescind campfire prohibition


For Immediate Release


Sept. 11, 2018

PARKSVILLE Effective at noon on Sept. 11, 2018, campfires will once again be allowed throughout the Coastal Fire Centres jurisdiction.

The use of tiki torches, chimineas, and stoves and portable campfire apparatuses that are not CSA-approved or ULC-approved will also be permitted. However, local governments may still have their own burning restrictions in place, so people should always check with local authorities before lighting any fire of any size.

View full PRESS RELEASE here.

Sugarloaf Bridge Update – June 2nd

Work on the Sugarloaf Bridge Replacement Project begins on MONDAY, JUNE 5th!

This means the Bridge will be CLOSED to vehicle, bike, and foot traffic.

See here  for more details: Sugarloaf Bridge Update_May30

During the bridge closure, please be sure to stay informed.

Look for BRIDGE UPDATES on orangey coloured paper at the:

  • Post Office;
  • Village Office notice board;
  • Band Offices; and
  • and on the Village’s web Bulletin Board

Participate in the Village Travel Survey for a chance to win $50!

Want to win a $50 cash prize? The Village is looking for volunteers to participate in a travel survey to help us better understand how residents use local road infrastructure, as well as how much travel must happen outside the Village to meet everyday needs. Volunteers will be asked to keep a log of all the trips they make in one day, and to complete a short questionnaire.

Participants will be entered in a draw for one $50 prize!

This opportunity is open to all area residents!

Contact the Village Office by Friday, June 2nd to sign up: or 250-761-4229


By-Election for Council Seat

The Village of Zeballos will elect one person to Council on October 22, 2016. Two residents are on the ballot: Barb Lewis and Murray Ritchie.

Cast your ballot at the Village Office! Polls are open:

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – 8:00am to 8:00pm.
  • Monday through Friday, October 17-21, 2016 – 8:30am to 4:30pm.
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 – 8:00am to 8:00pm.

Contact the Village Office or see the official Notice of Election by Voting for information on qualifying to vote.

Make your mark… VOTE!