If you’re going to break a bylaw in Qualicum Beach and you’re worried about your pocketbook, don’t do it at the airport.
The municipality this week released its list of fines for bylaw infractions and, while most of them were set at $100, there were a few exceptions in the outdoor burning area.
Having a cooking or beach fire above the permitted size costs $200, as does failure to have an adult to supervise the fire being extinguished. Similarly, not drying garden refuse properly before burning, having a garden refuse fire within the urban containment boundary or having a fire during prohibited hours, not having a hose or water source readily at hand — or obstructing the bylaw officer — will result in a $200 fine.
Using banned pesticides in your garden will set you back $150.
At the airport, the tab skyrockets, with the fine for landing or taking off contrary to the bylaw, or running up or testing aircraft engines contrary to the bylaw costs a whopping $1,000.
Councillors passed second reading of the bylaw.