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City-wide fire ban details

If you haven’t heard about the Yellowknife fire ban you can read up on it down below:

But how much do they charge you for having a fire during the ban?

Well, if you were thinking of having a fire anyway during these dry conditions, know that it could cost you between $110-$500.

There’s also a 30-day imprisonment charge if the instance is serious enough under the Territorial Parks Act.

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Communications officer for the Department of Industry, Tourism, and Investment, Mike Westwick, says that it’s best to use caution even when using something like a stove at parks:

Park users should exercise caution when using stoves and other flammable materials and ensure all cigarettes are properly extinguished and disposed of.

He adds that you should report any fires to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources at 1-877-NWT-FIRE (698-34-73).

You can visit the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ website for fire updates and FireSmart resources.

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