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Fire Ban Lifted May 1, 2024

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Due to recent precipitation, the Town of Whitecourt lifted the Fire Ban as of Wednesday, May 1.  A Fire Ban was in place within Town limits since April 19, 2024 due to dry conditions.

Although the Fire Ban has been lifted, residents should remain diligent and aware of potential fire risks.  Residents are reminded that the Town of Whitecourt requires permits for all residential fire pits and temporary burning. For information on fire pit and burning permits visit www.whitecourt.ca.  

The operation of Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) within the Town of Whitecourt is governed under the Traffic Bylaw, and OHV use within Town boundaries is prohibited between April 1 and November 30 annually. Penalties for contravening Bylaw 1573 range from monetary fines to OHV seizure.

For details on restrictions in effect in areas immediately surrounding Whitecourt, and bans in place throughout Alberta, visit www.albertafirebans.ca.