Where there's smoke - there's nearly $2,000 in finesSaturday, October 06, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
SAULT STE. MARIE
Open air burning charges
Recent open air burning charges laid by Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services have resulted in fines for three individuals totaling $1,950.
While attending Provincial Offences Court, all three defendants entered guilty pleas.
The charges stemmed from separate Fire Services investigations of individuals; burning without approval, burning outside of the approval, burning unsuitable material and burning while under 90 day suspension.
The fines ranged from $250 to $700.
Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services would like to remind the public that all open air burning requires approval.
The conditions of the approval must be adhered too or will result in an immediate 90 day suspension and/or charges under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act.
To obtain an Open Air Burn Permit, please contact our office at (705) 949-9898
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geterdun 10/7/2012 1:15:02 PM Report
The add should say to pay for an open air permit not to obtain an open air permit......The city now charges to have a fire on your own property....I guess this is to help offset the $100,000+++ a year wages for those employed there.......
guestwho 10/7/2012 2:30:29 PM Report
next is barbecue permits ,then permits to park in your driveway!!!
AceOfBass 10/7/2012 10:18:07 PM Report
You can thank, Ward 2 Councillor Myers for all this.She was against backyard fire pits.Ward 2 needs to elect someone in their Ward that is actually for the taxpayers.
When she was first elected she was for a leash free Topsail Island.After she was elected she voted against it.
Look at her accomplishments
a)yearly paid fire permits.
b)leash required on topsail Island
c)too many stupid ideas.