Within the Township of The Archipelago, Fire Hazard Ratings must be strictly followed. Signs declaring the current hazard rating are posted at several visible locations throughout the Township.
Fires for cooking and personal warmth are considerations provided for under the By-law for campers. This provision is not intended for use by residents or cottagers that have access to contained fuel burning appliances or means to escape the cold.
Fire Rating Legends
LOW and MODERATE FIRE RATINGS:
No person shall start a fire outdoors during the Fire Season (April 1st to October 31st) unless the fire is started not earlier than 6:00 p.m. in the evening, and is extinguished not later than 2:00 a.m. the following day or earlier.
Fire for cooking and warmth permitted
Fire Danger is SERIOUS
NO OPEN BURNING
except contained campfires for cooking and warmth
Fire Danger is EXTREMELY HIGH
NO OPEN BURNING
of any kind!
TOTAL FIRE BAN DECLARED
+ FIREWORKS PROHIBITED
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West Parry Sound Community Safety and Well Being (CSWB) Plan Survey
The Ministry of the Solicitor General has mandated that every Municipal Council will need to prepare and adopt a Community Safety and Well Being (CSWB) Plan.
The rationale for the CSWB Planning regime as stated by the Ministry is as follows:
Police are often called upon to respond to complex situations that are non-criminal in nature as they operate on a 24/7 basis. We also know that many of these situations, such as an individual experiencing a mental health crisis, would be more appropriately managed through a collaborative service delivery model that leverages the strengths of partners in the community.
The goal of the CSWB is:
....to achieve sustainable communities where everyone is safe, has a sense of belonging, opportunities to participate, and where individuals and families are able to meet their needs for education, health care, food, housing, income and social and cultural expression. The success of society is linked to the well-being of each and every individual.
In order to move this process forward in our municipality and region, the West Parry Sound Area CAO's have asked the Fire Chiefs/Community Fire Safety Staff to coordinate the planning process. Part of this process is community engagement. We need to hear from you. Everyone has a role to play in community safety and well-being.
Please take some time to complete the West Parry Sound Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Survey linked below. By taking this survey you are providing valuable information that will be used to shape services in a meaningful way. The Community Safety and Well-Being Plan will outline strategies and actions for agencies and municipalities to implement. This is your opportunity to communicate your priorities. The survey will be available until July 23, 2021.
West Parry Sound Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X3ZTBLM
Did you know that your boat wake can endanger canoeists, fishermen, paddle boarders and swimmers who are in the lake on a daily basis during the summer? Wake hitting shoreline causes erosion. It can flood and destroy waterfowl nests and drown their nestlings. Boat wake and prop wash can disturb sediment, releasing dormant nutrients which promote weed growth and algal blooms.
A wave that is 12.5 cm high (the height of a compact disc case) when it reaches shore does not cause significant shoreline damage. What operating speeds best achieves this? Boats operating at speeds under 10 km/hr.