A grass fire near the Duncan Meadows golf course on Monday (July 20) resulted in the temporary closure of Highway 18

Our Community in Brief – July 22, 2015

Grass fire near Duncan Meadows golf course prompts temporary closure of Highway 18.

Music in the Lake: Summer Nights returns August 1

Genevieve and the Wild Sundays will be taking the stage at Central Park on August 1 for the next Music in the Lake: Summer Nights concert.

The all-female pop-folk group will be performing from 7 to 9 p.m., following the open stage and kids activities which run from 5 to 6:45 p.m.

The free outdoor concert series will continue to run every other Saturday through August.


Sunfest Music Festival seeking volunteers

Any residents interested in attending the Sunfest Music Festival in Duncan while helping to raise money for cancer research are invited to volunteer to run the 50/50 draw on July 30 and 31.

Volunteers will sell tickets from 3 to 5 p.m. on both days after a training session at 2 p.m. Volunteers are welcome to stay and enjoy the music until the 9 p.m. draw time.

Proceeds from the 50/50 go towards the Canadian Cancer Society.


Lake Cowichan moves to stage three water restrictions

The Town of Lake Cowichan announced recently that stage three water restrictions are now in effect.

In order to stay up to date with water restrictions, visit the Gazette’s website (lakecowichangazette.com) or Facebook page, or the town’s website (town.lakecowichan.bc.ca), where a full list of restrictions and a watering schedule are also available.


Island-wide open fire ban extended

Category Two and Category Three open fires are now banned across Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, coastal BC and the Lower Mainland, with the ban now extending to all parts of Vancouver Island.

In addition to open fires, the ban also prohibits stubble and grass fires, the use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns and burning barrels, as well as the use of binary exploding targets.

Campfire, regardless of size, are no longer permitted.

The CVRD warns that violators may be issued a $345 ticket or a penalty of $10,000.

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