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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WATCH YOUR WAKE!
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.