Common Sense On Fire Pits

  • Aug 17, 2017

This past spring, the Fire Department completed a review of fire bylaws in our City, including regulations on backyard fire pits.  I heard from many residents who thought that this meant Council was planning to ban backyard fire pits, but this is not the case.  While there are occasionally issues with people irresponsibly using fire pits, the vast majority of residents enjoy fire pits safely and respectfully.  I don’t think it makes sense to punish everyone for the actions of the few.  While Council might suggest common sense changes to the bylaw, I don’t think we need to ban a great backyard family activity.  As your Councillor, I will continue to bring common sense to debates decision making at City Hall on your behalf.