Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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NEW WILDFIRE LEGISLATION NOW IN EFFECT

Released on April 1, 2015

New wildfire management legislation has arrived in time for the province’s wildfire season, which typically runs from April 1 to October 31.

The Wildfire Act replaces The Prairie and Forest Fires Act, 1982, one of the oldest pieces of wildfire legislation in Canada.  The new Act, with the accompanying wildfire regulations, provides a modern regulatory framework that ensures public safety while fostering sustainable economic growth.

“This new legislation was developed in extensive consultation with stakeholders,” Environment Minister Scott Moe said.  “The result is a streamlined legal framework that continues to effectively protect communities, industry, property and valuable forest resources and supports safe development on Crown forest lands.”

The new legislation increases efficiency by reducing administrative requirements.  For example, burning permits are no longer required to burn in or within 4.5 kilometres of the provincial forest during the wildfire season, and have been replaced by a simpler, more flexible burn notification system with an exemption for small fires.

As well, the new Act and regulations clarify responsibility for wildfires within municipalities, enhance wildfire prevention and preparedness, and provide clear direction for industrial and commercial operators within the forest.

The Wildfire Act was passed in the spring of 2014 but was not proclaimed until the accompanying regulations were developed.  The new Act facilitates the development of wildfire chapters for the Saskatchewan Environmental Code, addressing topics including wildfire prevention and preparedness plans for industrial and commercial operations, and new buildings and structures where urban and forested areas meet.

Anyone planning to burn in or near the provincial forest can find information about safe burning and the new notification system at www.saskatchewan.ca/fire or by calling their local Forest Protection Area office.

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For more information, contact:

Val Nicholson
Environment
Prince Albert
Phone: 306-953-2459
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cell: 306-981-5645

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