City of Yellowknife implements open air burning ban due to hot dry conditions

The City of Yellowknife has implemented a mandatory open air burning ban.

The ban, which includes the use of approved fire pits within the city, came into effect over the noon hour on Friday.

Due to very dry conditions and no indication of rain forecast throughout the weekend, Yellowknife’s Fire Chief John Fredericks, has implemented an open air burning ban.

The ban includes Fred Henne Territorial Park and the Yellowknife River Day Use Area off the Ingraham Trail.

The ban will remain in effect until further notice.The public will be advised of a change in status through Yellowknife media, City of Yellowknife website and social media sites.




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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.