The Ministry of Environment has issued a ban on all open fires south of the Churchill River to the U.S. border effective immediately, due to dry conditions. Continue reading “Province implements fire ban on crown land, provincial parks”
A Hall Lake man was recently sentenced in La Ronge provincial court for intentionally lighting several fires on the outskirts of his community. Continue reading “Man fined $41,000 for intentionally starting wildfires”
The ban is effective immediately.
The ban affects all provincial parks and recreation sites in the ban area, including: Buffalo Pound, Cypress Hills, Danielson, Douglas, Echo Valley, Pike Lake and Saskatchewan Landing.
This ban applies to provincial Crown land, and provincial parks and recreation sites. Municipalities, as well as regional and national parks, may also ban open burning in their areas of responsibility. Check with your local authority to find out if there are burning restrictions in place for your area.
For the duration of the ban, no open fires are permitted. Fireworks are also prohibited. Self-contained heating devices, pressurized stoves, gas barbecues, propane fire pits, or charcoal briquettes used in an approved firebox will be permitted for cooking and heating purposes during the ban.
The fire ban will stay in place until the Ministry of Environment rescinds the order.