Clearwater County Councillors exercise the powers of the municipality through decisions made at Council meetings and define the policies and direction that municipal administration will put into action. (Section 150 of the MGA)
Below are policies set by Council categorized by departments.
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Todays fire rating is High
Current Fire Rating:High
Due to the recent increase in local fire hazard a fire advisory is in effect for all of Clearwater County.
If you are outside of the Forest Protection Area (FPA) and planning to light a brush pile, be sure to complete a burn notification form at www.crfrs.ca and we request you use caution if burning while the advisory is in effect.
The following conditions apply to those within the Rocky Mountain House Forest Protection Area (FPA):
Due to current and forecasted weather conditions a fire advisory is now in effect for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area. New permits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Without a valid fire permit, any burning other than a campfire is prohibited
Safe wood campfires *
Backyard fire pits
Portable propane fire pits
Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
*Safe wood campfires - should be within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring. They are required to:
be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire;
have a responsible person in attendance to keep fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving;
have on hand enough water on site to extinguish the fire. Safe wood campfires on private lands include private land campgrounds and private land recreation areas; and
Municipalities, Parks and protected areas may have additional fire safety requirements.
Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.
The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.