The Ministry of Environment has issued a ban on all open fires for provincial Crown land and Provincial Parks and recreation sites south of Highway 16 to the U.S Border.
The ban is in place due to dry conditions.
For the duration of the ban, no open fires are permitted, as well as fireworks.
However self-contained heating devices, pressurized stoves, gas barbecues, propane fire pits, or charcoal briquettes used in an approved firebox are permitted for cooking and heating purposes during the ban.
The ban takes effect immediately.