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May 2018 Newsletter

Welcome back! We are less than a week away until Victoria Day weekend and finally getting some sunshine and warmer temperatures. Although, the nights can still be a little chilly as it dipped to -3*C two nights ago. We are really looking forward, as you probably are,...

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2018 Boating Ontario Survey

Boating Ontario is conducting a survey on recreational boating in Ontario. Your responses will help them better understand boat use and the needs of boaters in the province. As a thank you for completing the survey, they are giving away a 2019 Parks Canada...

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2017 Season is Ending

It's that time of year when we are nearly finished hauling out boats and docks. Our marina will be closed on weekends in November and closed for the season as of November 10. Shop hours are Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm weather permitting. Enjoy the fall and winter....

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Garbage Policy

With more and more boaters arriving with green garbage bags, we thought we should post a reminder on our garbage & recycling services based on the rules imposed to us by the Byng Dump Committee. Byng Garbage Dump Rules as set out by the Byng Dump Committee state that...

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Important Changes to Garbage Disposal

The area dump management (Bynkey dump site) has instigated new rules EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY that effects us all. Effective immediately ALL garbage MUST be in a clear bag so they can see the contents. The new rule  includes the provision of one small grocery size...

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Wright’s Marina wins national award

We are proud that Wright’s Marina has won a national award for their continued effort towards bettering their practices to ensure preservation of the environment. Quoted from the Big Sound Marina and the Chamber “Congratulations to owners Graham & Karrie Lacey on...

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Update FOREST FIRE

Good morning everyone,

Please find attached the updated Parry Sound Fire 033 newsletter dated August 18, 2018. This newsletter contains information about the outlook for Parry Sound Fire 033 and the transition from the Incident Management Team to the Sudbury Fire Management Headquarters.

The Restricted Fire Zone remains in effect and is being enforced! To report a natural resource violation, including campfires during a Restrict Fire Zone, call MNRF TIPS at 1-877-847-7667.

I’ve also attached a map showing the perimeter of Parry Sound Fire 033. The perimeter of the fire and the fire size have not changed in over a week. The fire itself remains a restricted area and will be for quite some time.

Enjoy your Saturday and please be safe on the road and waterways.

FOREST FIRE
August 18, 2018 – 8:00am Parry Sound 33 Fire Update
• The Restricted Fire Zone remains in place and is actively being enforced. Conservation officers have responded to calls in the last few days about people having campfires.
• The forest is exceptionally dry even with the bit of rain we received on August 17, 2018.
• It will take a prolonged rain event to truly alleviate the dry conditions in the area of Parry Sound Fire 033.
• The fire remains approx. 11,362 hectares in size and is categorized as Being Held.
• All waterway and road restrictions have been lifted effective 18:00hr (6:00pm) EST on August 15, 2018.
• The fire perimeter remains restricted which means you cannot go into the fire. Any person violating this restriction is subject to enforcement action.
• Visit Ontario.ca/forestfire for everything you need to know about forest fires in Ontario.

Demobilization of the Incident Management Team and Incident Command Post for Parry Sound Fire 033
There comes a point in time with every project fire where the Incident Management Team (IMT) transitions off of the fire and hands it over to the local Fire Management Headquarters FMH). We are nearing that time for Parry Sound Fire 033.
We anticipate that by the end of day Monday, August 20, 2018 the IMT will exit the community of Britt quietly and head back our home locations for some days off. Within days the staging area and base camp will be fully decommissioned and all equipment brought back to the Sudbury FMH. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 591 in Britt will return to the community after serving as the Incident Command Post for almost four weeks.
Next week, an Incident Commander from Sudbury FMH and four Type 1 FireRanger crews will maintain a presence on Parry Sound 033. You will still see helicopters flying over the fire and there will be people on the ground working within the fire perimeter.
The final newsletter will be issued Monday, August 20, 2018. After that updates about Parry Sound Fire 033 will be available online at ontario.ca/forestfire and ontario.ca/incendiedeforet.
Smoke
Over the next few weeks it’s quite reasonable to expect to smell, and perhaps see, smoke in the evenings and morning. There are many green islands within the fire perimeter that will continue to smoulder, in fact some areas of the fire will smoulder until there is a large rain event or the snow falls. Fire that is smouldering in mixed wood (conifer and deciduous forest) or along a swamp will create a fair bit of smoke, possibly even a small column. The important thing to know is that this is in the interior of the fire, not along the perimeter. The green islands within the fire perimeter will burn themselves out with time; they will not spread far and will not breach the perimeter that has been established.


The Restricted Fire Zone Remains in Place.
A Restricted Fire Zone remains in effect for some areas north of Rosseau, northwest to Espanola and Cartier, over to the Quebec border including Temagami and Mattawa north of the Mattawa River. This includes Parry Sound, Burk’s Falls, Powassan, North Bay and Greater Sudbury. Below is a visual representation of the areas affected by the current RFZ. This is also available using the interactive map Ontario.ca/forestfire.
If you live in an area outside the RFZ, be sure before you burn to check with your local municipality to ensure there’s no fire ban issued in your area.
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A short video of PSNS day on site of PAR 33

Parry Sound North Star
The #ParrySoundNorthStar took part in a media day hosted at #ParrySound33 fire's incident command post in #Britt yesterday and had the opportunity to see the fire from the sky.
Click the link to read the full story: www.parrysound.com/news-story/8841086-parry-sound-33-fire-being-held-how-did-they-do-it-/
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