volunteer firefighters, Elders evacuated from Waterhen Lake First Nation due to wildfires, Crutwell, Sask. -^ڃH���e����}�j3��{����?��X��[��T���]���)�G��H�uS��4���]�ٺ��E��X�.�l�4�#me,�T�M���`h����B�����������l��}��f�A��G�4\��? Updated May 22, 2015 2:50 pm. The ban applies to provincial Crown land including parks. Campfire restrictions in all other provincial parks and recreation sites are lifted. Since 1990 wildfires across Canada have consumed an average of 2.5-million hectares a year. There are currently no fire restrictions in Saskatchewan Provincial Parks. By David Giles Global News. Forest ecology researcher with Natural Resources Canada, Yan Boulanger, explains that the bans are to mitigate the risk to firefighters, because if one person on a team gets the virus they will all have to be quarantined, so there may be fewer firefighters dealing with the wildfires. Posted May 22, 2015 12:19 pm . Sardinia Family Restaurant 30th Anniversary Feature Feast. More information can be found at Tourism Saskatchewan. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Self-contained heating devices, pressurized stoves, gas barbecues, propane firepits or charcoal briquettes used in an approved firebox will be permitted for cooking and heating purposes during the ban. (��Zs�ƒ��.����ە4�v��W�ڃvH��[o6�V8�?h�-��W6c ڽM���i��ڃHm. /Filter /FlateDecode A few provinces have enacted fire restrictions, not so much because of the conditions, but because of COVID-19. Parks Canada has also banned … That's "well above" the five-year average of 86 fires, Roberts said. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. That’s the current fire hazard for most of Saskatchewan. In Saskatchewan, there is no ban across the province but individual Rural Municipalities have brought in fire bans. Province issues provincial park fire ban for most of Saskatchewan, Recruitment remains a challenge for Sask. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. As of Tuesday morning, 37 rural municipalities and five towns and villages across Saskatchewan had issued fire bans as dry weather ravaged the province. An evacuation order was put in place for the Waterhen Lake First Nation on Tuesday afternoon. stream The province has lifted fire bans for the northwestern portion of Saskatchewan's forests after a change in weather reduced the level of wildfire hazards. During Fire Restrictions or Bans: /Length 2 0 R While the fire ban extends to Crown land only, other rural and urban municipalities, as well as regional and national parks, may follow suit and impose their own fire bans. In Saskatchewan, a fire ban is in effect for: In Manitoba, burning restrictions are in place for: –Municipality of Swan Valley West (ban on all burning), –Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman (restricts burning to only essential crop residue burning and other required agricultural, municipal or industrial operations), –R.M. Moose Jaw police investigate eight suspicious fires in Wakamow Valley, Puerto Rico finds 126 briefcases with uncounted ballots 1 week after election, U.S. election crimes official quits after AG Barr authorizes voter fraud probes, Trump campaign sues to block certification of Biden win in Pennsylvania, Coronavirus: All of Manitoba moving to Level Red Thursday, tough restrictions to be implemented, What is a coronavirus ‘circuit-breaker?’ A pivot in strategy with pros and cons, U.S. election: Democrats keep control of House, but majority likely to shrink, Trump team still not working with Biden for transition of power, Correcting the gravestone of a fallen Canadian soldier, Biden moves ahead with transition of power plans, No new COVID-19 lockdown in Alberta, where doctors urge the province to take action, US election: McConnell says Trump within his rights to look into election ‘irregularities’; Schumer says ‘no evidence’ of significant voter fraud, Alberta doctors call for ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown to fight COVID-19.