This ban will be implemented under section 7.1 of the Bylaw. ‘The Fire Chief Official or designate may issue a burn ban on any or all Open-Air Fires or may suspend without recourse any or all Burn Permits’.
The suspension of recreational permits will be in place for 28 days while officials monitor the situation and await notification from provincial and federal levels of government if community safety controls are to be amended.
“This is an early notification of action we will be taking today to continue our efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19,” explains Fire Chief Chris Case. “It’s coming to the time of year when we see an increase in fire pit calls. The suspension is in place to protect the community, by seeking to reduce the potential for gatherings and to protect first responders from any possible exposure.”
During this time, the sale of all permit issued for recreational fires, campfires and fire pits will stop, however the expiration of the any pre-purchased 2020 recreational permits will be extended by 28 days due to the burn ban.
There will not be a restrictions on agricultural fires as we continue to support our local farmers.
Municipal officials would like to thank the community of CK for their continued understanding during these difficult times. Anyone with questions can contact customer service at 519-360-1998.