The Outdoor Burning By-law and its amendment regulate outdoor burning. The by-law also allows the Fire Department to place a ban on outdoor fires and fireworks based on environmental conditions.
In general, no person shall be allowed to have open air burning between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the months of April, May, June, July, August, September and October in each year, except as permitted under Parts 3 and 4 of the by-law. Part 3 speaks to Barbeques and Fire Department education/training, and Part 4 speaks to Permissions and Approvals to conduct open air burning.
Permits to conduct open air burning will be required:
- if the pile is greater than by-law requirements, and;
- if the burning will occur during prohibited times.