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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / Categories: Press Releases

Press Release - Whitecourt Fire Ban Lifted

Due to recent precipitation and forecasted weather, the Town of Whitecourt has lifted its fire ban.  A fire ban had been in place within Town limits since May 22, 2019 due to the extreme fire hazard.

Although the fire ban has been lifted, we ask residents to be diligent and aware of potential fire risks.  Whitecourt residents are reminded that the Town of Whitecourt requires permits for all residential fire pits and temporary burning. For more information on fire pit and burning permits visit  

The operation of Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) within the Town of Whitecourt is governed under Off Highway Vehicle Bylaw 1138 which prohibits OHV use within Town boundaries between April 1 and November 30 annually.  Penalties for contravening Bylaw 1138 range from monetary fines to OHV seizure.

For information on fire bans currently in place throughout Alberta visit

The Town of Whitecourt thanks all residents for complying with the fire ban issued last month.