To: Citizens of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation
From: SVDN Fire Department
Date: May 7, 2018
Re: Burning Off Dry Grass
There is currently a Burn Ban in effect throughout the province of Manitoba and this include Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. Would everyone please stop burning off the dry grass as the grass will eventually turn green whether you burn it off or not.
You are placing every one’s homes and property at risk when you are setting these fires and leaving them to burn. You are disrespecting the neighbors’ and community when the fire department must be dispatched to deal with your carelessness. The conditions are very dry right now and the fires are getting out of hand. Our firefighting resources are being severely tested.
Please stop setting these fires and discourage it when you see someone else doing it as well. We have a by-law in place to charge people under the criminal code for such offences. If you see anyone setting these fires, please report it to our security staff and it will be referred to the RCMP for further investigation.