If you are conducting business with the Government of Saskatchewan by mail, please be advised that delivery may be delayed due to rotating postal strikes. Various measures are in place to ensure service to Saskatchewan residents and businesses during postal strike action.

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Fire Ban In Place for Crown Land, Most Provincial Parks South of Churchill River

Released on May 15, 2018

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.

The ban applies to all provincial Crown land, burn notification areas, and provincial parks and recreation sites within the ban area.  This includes Clearwater River and Lac La Ronge provincial parks, but excludes Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, where fire hazards are lower.

A complete listing of all affected provincial parks and recreation sites can be found at www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/places-to-go/provincial-parks/fire-restrictions.

Municipalities, regional and national parks may also ban open burning in their areas of responsibility.  Fire ban information and a list of municipal fire bans is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/environment-public-health-and-safety/wildfire-in-saskatchewan/fire-bans.

Check with your local authority to find out if there are burning restrictions in place for your area or where you plan to travel.

No open fires or fireworks are permitted for the duration of the ban.  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.



The fire ban is effective immediately and will stay in place until the Ministry of Environment rescinds the order.

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For more information, contact:

Val Nicholson
Environment
Prince Albert
Phone: 306-953-2459
Email: val.nicholson@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-980-5645

Jalaine Thibault
Parks, Culture and Sport
Regina
Phone: 306-787-7828
Email: jaliaine.thibault@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-529-4087

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