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Wednesday , 28 October 2020

Fire ban dropped in Forest Protection Area, affects northern M.D. of Bonnyville

Residents that live in the M.D. of Bonnyville’s northern portion will be allowed to have fires and drive ATVs.

The favourable weather in the province has allowed the government to drop the fire ban and OHV ban in the Forest Protection Area to a fire advisory.

That means backyard fire pits, safe wood campfires on public and private lands, and barbeque charcoal briquettes are allowed for residents who live there.

The restrictions will be re-evaluated daily.

Under the fire advisory, burning without a permit and unattended fires are still prohibited.

The fire ban was put in place in April to limit the risk of wildfire during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The highlighted portion of the M.D. represents the Forest Protection Area that has the fire and OHV ban. Image credit: M.D. of Bonnyville.

 

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.