Through amendments to the Procedures Regulation under the Provincial Offences Procedures Act, community peace officers, in addition to police, will be able to issue tickets to enforce COVID-19 public health orders. Fines now administered through tickets for violating an order have increased from up to $100 per day to a prescribed fine of $1,000 per occurrence. Courts will also have increased powers to administer fines of up to $100,000 for a first offence and up to $500,000 for a subsequent offence for more serious violations. These new fines will be in force over the coming days.
The Fire Chief, pursuant
to By-Law No. 8-2013, and pursuant to the Forest & Prairie Protection
Act, Revised Statutes of Alberta, HEREBY:
PROHIBITS all campfires
and other open fires or charcoal briquettes in the back country or random
camping areas; and
SUSPENDS all new fire
permits issued for large burning, brush piles and windrows.
campgrounds are closed; therefore, campfires are not permitted at these
No fire permits will be
issued for the duration of the Fire Restriction, as per the Forest &
Prairie Protection Act.
For greater certainty,
THIS ORDER does not apply to:
Safe fires which are contained in
cooking and heating appliances and which are fueled by fluids or gases;
Approved burn barrels / incinerators or
backyard and campground fire pits;
Residents are encouraged to postpone burning; however, if
they choose to burn in an approved burn barrel, backyard fire pit or
under an existing permit, extreme caution must be taken.
fire permits – may continue burning until the need for a full fire ban
Restriction will remain in effect until downgraded or lifted by the proper
authority of the County of Barrhead. Contact the Barrhead Regional Fire
Department at 780-674-2087, should you have any questions regarding the Fire