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ENERGY & OIL SHOP LOCAL Permits for fire pits passes first reading 5040 3rd Avenue, Edson

ENERGY & OIL Updated fire bylaw proposes one-time permit to burn open air or recreational fires $1M

HRH OPENING NIGHT A Guide to FEATURE: FEATURE: Turn to pages by Adrienne Tait obtain a one-time permit. sets in place clear guidelines for false alarms. raised
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Approval of the permit is subject to an
If during one calendar year the fire
GRINCHY FUN careers in EDUCATION for Valentine reading of an updated fire bylaw. The bylaw inspection of the fire pit. An open air fire department responds to two false fire alarms for
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The Town of Edson has passed the first
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Oil & Gas...
permit will cost $50 while a recreational fire
originating from the same fire alarm system a
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notice will be sent to the property owner.
pit permit will come at a fee of $25. Permits
in its current form was passed in 1963 and has
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had no significant updates since that time.
change in property ownership.
The protection services committee has been are non-transferrable should there be a Should a third alarm occur within the Stollery!
calendar year owners will be charges a $200
see pages 27-31 working on the updated bylaw for a number Edson fire chief Al Schram told council, fee. For each subsequent alarm the charge is
SCHOOL TIMES MULTIPLEX of months and presented it to council at their “With regards to open air fires, we have dealt raised to $400.
February 3 meeting. with a lot of complaints. We've come across Also of note within the proposed bylaw
Should the proposed bylaw pass second and
Peers third readings, a permitting system will be put fire pits built into decks, people burning changes are the changes regarding fireworks.
garbage, and the worst case was someone
The bylaw states, “It is strictly prohibited to
Mulitplex in place that will require residents wishing to burning animal carcasses.” display for sale, offer for sale, sell, possess or
Annual Toy Run in support of the Edson Kinette's Christmas Hamper grand burn open air fires or recreational fire pits to Section eight of the proposed bylaw also continued on page 3
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pits...

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