Fire Ban & OHV Restriction In Effect for Big Lakes County
22 May 2019
Effective Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 2 p.m. a Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction has been issued for the Slave Lake Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area due to warm temperatures and increased wildfire danger. In conjunction with the Slave Lake Forest Area, Big Lakes County has also issued a Fire Ban and OHV restriction in the Non-Forest Protection Area.
All fire permits are cancelled, and no new fire permits will be issued.
- Wood fires in the backcountry;
- Wood fires in random camping areas;
- Wood fires in engineered facilities in campgrounds;
- Wood fires on residential properties;
- Fires using charcoal briquettes;
- Turkey fryers; and
- Tiki torches.
- Portable propane fire pits, that are CSA approved or UL certified, within campgrounds, backcountry areas, random camping areas, and on private land;
- Gas or propane stoves and barbeques, that are CSA approved or UL certified and are designed for cooking or heating, within campgrounds, backcountry areas, random camping areas, and on private land;
- Catalytic or infrared style heaters within campgrounds, backcountry areas, random camping areas, and on private land; and
- Fires contained in industrial facilities or on industrial sites that have been approved by a forest officer.
This Order does not apply to the use of any off-highway vehicle for:
- Agricultural purposes;
- Commercial operations;
- on private lands; or
- by any individual when exercising a right recognized and affirmed under Part II of the Constitution Act, 1982 or a right under section 12 of the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement or when travelling to a location to exercise such a right.
The Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.
Under these extremely dry and windy conditions a fire will burn intensely and spread very quickly. Firefighters are urging everyone to use caution and report wildfires immediately by calling 310-FIRE or #FIRE on your cell phone.
To view the map of the Fire Ban and OHV Restriction visit www.albertafirebans.ca or call 1-866-FYI-FIRE.
For information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, please visit wildfire.alberta.ca.
Construction at the Enilda & Gilwood Transfer Stations
12 Mar 2018
Notice is hereby given that construction has begun at the Gilwood and Enilda Transfer Stations to facilitate the manning of the two sites.
Once the construction is complete, the sites will no longer be open 24/7. The hours of operation will be posted in the coming weeks.
For more details please call Dennis Zahacy at (780) 523-5955.