Farmer-friendly open burn­ing reg­u­la­tions

The Glengarry News - Glengarry Supplement - - News - BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL News Staff

South Glen­garry re­cently passed its new open air burn­ing by­law, fol­low­ing con­sul­ta­tion with mem­bers of the lo­cal farm­ing com­mu­nity.

When the by­law was brought for­ward for a first and sec­ond read­ing in Fe­bru­ary, coun­cil de­cided that a meet­ing with the agri­cul­tural com­mit­tee be held be­fore pro­ceed­ing, Fire Chief Vic Ler­oux re­called at a re­cent ses­sion.

“It was well re­ceived by that group... and there were a few con­cerns about how the by­law would be im­ple­mented and en­forced, so there were a few changes that were dis­cussed and in­cluded in the by­law.”

Chief Ler­oux added that he felt the new or­di­nance was “a good work­ing doc­u­ment” and one that “the com­mu­nity and fire ser­vice can work with.” The new by­law re­places a pre­vi­ous mu­nic­i­pal statute that was passed in May, 2002.

The new or­di­nance can be viewed at

EF­FEC­TIVE CLEANER: Fire is an ef­fec­tive means to clean up large tracts of land. South Glen­garry re­cently re­vised its reg­u­la­tions on open burn­ing.

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