Delta Police Increase Patrols of Parks and Warn of Discarding Cigarettes

Release Date/Time: August 3, 2017 12:54pm
Location: Delta

Due to continued hot and dry weather conditions the Fire Danger rating for Delta and most of British Columbia is extreme. Fires can start quickly and can challenge fire suppression efforts.

Use caution when smoking. Cigarettes and matches should be extinguished before disposal and placed in either a metal or glass receptacle. Smoking is prohibited in all Delta Parks and Open spaces.

Discarding cigarettes from a vehicle or onto the ground creates unnecessary risk and anyone found doing so may be charged under the Delta By-Law which carries a fine of $175.

Delta Police are increasing patrols of parks, beaches and Burns Bog access points to ensure no unauthorized activities are taking place. Violators who fail to comply with the park closures or are found in parks after dark may be charged under the Delta By-Laws which carry fines ranging from $75-$200.

Delta Police echo the Corporation of Delta’s request for visitors to parks and facilities in Delta to exercise caution and obey posted signs and fire danger guidelines. A list of helpful tips and park closures can be found at delta.ca