Burning Ban

UPDATE: BURN BAN LIFTED, Wednesday, May 30, 2018

After the rain last night, the fire chiefs have determined the burn ban can be removed. All burn ban restrictions are lifted.

Transfer stations will not be accepting burnables until Friday, June 1 as they have to burn the backlog they have now to make space.


UPDATE:  As of Monday, May 28, 2018

The burn ban for the RM of St. Clements is still in effect. It looks like there is a substantial amount of rain in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday therefore we will follow up with residents Thursday to let everyone know the status. We have been in contact with the Fire Chiefs and we are hoping for things to green up within the next couple of days.


UPDATE:  As of Friday, May 25, 2018

The burn ban for the RM of St. Clements is still in effect although we did receive a small amount of rain last night (.25 of an inch in East Selkirk area for example). The firefighters have been responding to many fires within the past several days as there is a continued risk for fires and we must remain cautious.

We are hoping for things to green up some more and we will notify residents of any changes.


Download Burning Ban Notice

UPDATE: As of Friday, May 18, 2018 

The RM of St. Clements will continue the burning ban as per By-Law 5-2012 until further notice.

Outdoor fires, discharge of fireworks and ATV use is not allowed.

Although there has been a minimal amount of rain (5-6 mm as of 9:00 AM, Friday, May 18, 2018 – estimated in most of the RM of St. Clements) and no rain in the immediate forecast after today, there is a continued risk for fires and we must remain cautious.

We suspect that the ban will remain in effect over the long weekend but will notify residents of any changes.


Download Burning Ban Notice

UPDATE: As of May 16, 2018, ATV use is not allowed in the RM, in addition to the original restrictions

As of April 24, 2018, the Rural Municipality of St. Clements has placed a ban on all burning within the boundaries of the R.M. of St. Clements effective immediately and until further notice.

The following is an excerpt of the Burning Ban notice being circulated and posted.

 

The RM of St. Clements

Has put a burning ban into effect as per By-law 5-2012, until further notice the following restrictions apply:


    • Offense and PenaltiesNo burning allowed

      • The Rural Municipality of St. Clements implements a fire Ban on all burning (including outdoor fires, fires contained within fire pits and solid fuel burning appliances, the use of fireworks) within the RM of St. Clements effective immediately until further notice as fires are extremely
        high risk and such a ban would assist in preventing wildfires from occurring.
    • Outdoor fires are not allowed
    • Discharge of fireworks is not allowed
    • ATV and dirt bike use is not allowed

It is an offense to go against the rules provided in the By-law. Any conviction of an offense is subject to penalty.

See By-law 5-2012 Burning

From the by-law:

Any person who contravenes a provision of this by-law is committing an offence and liable on conviction to payment of a fine of not less than:

  • $100.00 for the first offence
  • $200.00 for the second offence
  • $300.00 for the third offence
  • $500 for each subsequent offence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I burn my garbage?

NO – Burning garbage is never permitted under By-law 5-2012 Burning.

Can I still use my barbecue?

Gas barbecue use is permitted but charcoal briquette barbecue use is not..

Can I burn in a fire pit that has a mesh cover?

No, all outdoor fires are banned.

What is a solid fuel burning appliance?

An appliance that burns solid fuel, like a charcoal briquette barbecue. Indoor heating systems are not included in the burn ban.