FIRE BAN STILL IN EFFECT FOR THE R.M. OF MERVIN
Please be advised that there is still a R.M. wide fire ban that is in effect for the R.M. of Mervin and the surrounding municipalities. Any updates will be posted to the R.M. Website. Below is a link to the provincial fire ban map.
FIRE BAN IN EFFECT FOR THE R.M. OF MERVIN
Effective July 2nd, 2021, the R.M. of Mervin No. 499 has issued a full fire ban municipality wide. There shall be no open fires due to the very dry conditions with low humidity. The ban continues until such time that conditions improve and the R.M. Council determines the ban can be lifted. Our website is updated whenever a ban is put into effect or lifted.
A fire ban includes: fireworks, burning barrels, smudge, recreational fires and propane fire pits with an open flame higher than 2 inches. When fire burns out of control in our R.M., extra demand is placed on staff and our volunteer fire fighters, creating large costs. The municipality will aggressively pursue recovery from individuals who light fires during a ban.
Permitted Uses Include:
- Barbecues (propane, gas, briquette & wood pellets)
- Tabletop Propane heaters and propane heaters with a maximum flame height of 2 inches.
- Patio Heaters
- Completely enclosed wood pellet fueled fire pits.
Should you have any questions regarding the fire ban, please contact our office.
The R.M. of Mervin recommends that residents exercise caution when operating all-terrain vehicles during these dry conditions.
Turtle Lake Water Quality Update
Due to the recent water quality concerns around Turtle Lake, the Saskatchewan Health Association (SHA) has completed testing at both Kivimaa-Moonlight Bay and Golden Sands. The SHA has stated that recreational water in Turtle Lake is considered to be microbiologically safe for swimming.
The SHA asks that the water caution signs remain up until the large masses of algae are no longer a concern to residents.
For more information on the results, please visit the Ministry of Environment’s Healthy Beaches Program: