Due to this spring’s dry conditions and the current weather forecast, the RM of Hanover has implemented a fire ban for the entire municipality, effective 12pm Thursday, April 8, 2021.
This ban targets the intentional setting of fires in grass and brush.
Fire Pits – Fires in enclosed backyard fire pits are permitted and must be supervised at all times, however ratepayers are reminded to use caution and should not start a backyard fire in the approved pits if wind velocity is in excess of 32 kph.
Burning Permits – Agricultural burning permits may be issued by the Hanover Fire Chief upon application and review. To apply for a permit, please call or text 204-346-2384 for more information.
The ban will run through until conditions improve. Persons who contravene this ban and are found guilty of starting an unpermitted fire may be subject to fines and penalties as per the Fire Prevention and Emergency Services Bylaw No. 2435-19.
The RM of Hanover fire ban follows suit to the bans already declared in the neighbouring RMs:
- RM of Ritchot
- RM of Piney
- RM of Stuartburn
- RM of Ste. Anne
- RM of Emerson-Franklin
- RM of De Salaberry
- RM of La Broquerie
For up to date municipal news and fire ban status, residents are asked to check the municipal website at hanovermb.ca, the RM of Hanover Facebook page and the five community electronic billboards.
RM of Hanover lifted its Fire Ban for the entire municipality, effective at 12pm Wednesday, April 14, 2021.