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Alternatives to Campfires at the Kispiox Valley Music Festival

Alternatives to Campfires at the Kispiox Valley Music Festival

The campfire ban will NOT be lifted before festival time. The wildfire danger rating in our area is low but all the local firefighters are away fighting fires elsewhere in the province. So, if a fire did get away from someone, the people who are trained to deal with it would not be here. However, there are still some things you can use for cooking and providing heat. The fire ban bulletin states:

“This prohibition does not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.”

To read the full text of the bulletin, go here:

http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=2787

Alternatives to Campfires

Although the campfire ban is very unlikely to be lifted before festival time, there are still some things you can use for cooking and providing heat. The fire ban bulletin states:

This prohibition does not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

To read the full text of the bulletin, click here.

Updated List of Performers

Here is an updated list of performers, both regionals and headliners:

To see the full schedule, click here.

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Backroads Home
The Boreal
The Brazen Harlots
C’est La Vie
Chad-E-Ose
Jean Christian
The Damn Beavers
The Dearly Departed
Devarrow
Ease West
Gypsy Moondogs
Hank Sinatra
Hillbilly Scrabble
The Hundred Schools of Thought
Jazzmatazz ‘n the Cooleraters!
Kids Sing-a-long with Bumbling Sisters and Friends
Theresa Michelle Mohr
My Son the Hurricane
Nice Verdes
Pico’s Puppet Palace
Play Back
Murray Porter
Ranger Dan
The Racket
The Rats
Brad Reddekopp
Saltwater Hank
Rob Sturney
Sister Says
Stacy Reynolds Band
Sweet Alibi
THEE NIGHT BAMM
Rachelle van Zanten
Luke Wallace
Way North of Dixie Jazz Band
Sim Wilson

Campfire Ban

It now appears very unlikely that the prohibition on open burning will be lifted before festival time. Mark has looked into getting an exemption for the festival but the answer was “No”. So, for the first time in our history, we are advising everyone to be prepared for a festival without campfires.

Click here for more information on fire bans. We are in the Northwest fire centre.