By: The Working Forest Staff
CKDR — The government is taking additional measures to protect public safety and reduce the likelihood of human-caused fires in Northwestern Ontario.
Restrictions are now in place on higher-risk forestry operations that have the potential to cause sparks and ignite fires.
That includes blasting, the use of mechanized power equipment and power saws for harvesting or processing wood, and all hot works such as welding, torching, and grinding.
Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources, and Forestry Greg Rickford says they didn’t take this action lightly and appreciate industry partners coming together to protect public safety.
The restrictions are in place until further notice.
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