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Burning Ban Lifted

(Wednesday, October 22, 2003)--To all residents in the Halifax Regional Municipality, effective at 6:00 PM tonight October 22, 2003, the burning ban that was put in place on October 1 is lifted. All residents are advised that By-Law O-103 Respecting Open Air Burning will be strictly enforced.

Due to the amount of debris still remaining, and to ensure the safety of all residents and property, the local authorities may need to restrict burning, or limit the number of permits issued in some areas. Please contact your local fire department for permits and information on the restrictions and limitations for your area.

If you require information on your local Fire Department please call 490-5530 - Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30 PM.

Permits are required in the following fire protection areas: Bay Road, Beaver Bank, Black Point, Chezzetcook, Cow Bay, Goffs, Grand Lake, Hammonds Plains, Harrietsfield, Herring Cove, Lake Echo/Preston, Lakeside, Lawrencetown, Lakeview/Fall River/Windsor Junction, Prospect Road & District, Sackville, Seabright, Upper Hammonds Plains, Waverley, Wellington, Westphal/Cole Harbour.

Permits are not required in the following fire protection areas, however, Halifax Regional Municipality's By-Law O-103 Respecting Open Air Burning will be strictly enforced in these areas: Cooks Brook, Dutch Settlement, Meaghers Grant, Middle Musquodoboit, Mooseland, Moser River, Mushaboom, Musquodoboit Harbour, Ostrea Lake, Oyster Pond, Sheet Harbour, Tangier, Three Harbours, Upper Musquodoboit.

Residents are reminded that the urban core of HRM is a No Burn Zone under Bylaw O-103 (

Residents are encouraged to use alternative, environmentally friendly methods of disposing of the brush, IE chipping, curb pick-up of bundles etc (contact the HRM Call Centre 490-4000 for information).

Public Information Officer John Blandin

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