The following letter to Lord Mayor Gary Zalepa and town council was submitted to The Lake Report for publication.
In case you are unaware, the provincial weather service has indicated that Niagara-on-the-Lake is in a tinder dry zone and should ban all open fires.
Please do not issue any fire burnoff permits till this situation has changed.
Perhaps NOTL town council or the region should make a public announcement about our predicament due to the fact that numerous areas in Canada are under siege by forest fires.
On another note, I have contacted the NOTL fire department three times in two weeks about burn-offs and the one and only response I received was, “Can you be more specific about the location of the burn-off.”
Sorry, but that’s the job of the NOTL fire department.
I’m sure they have a supervisor who can attend a general location and see the smoke plume rising in the air and narrow down the location that way.