New Controlled Burn Reporting Hotline Number

Res #: 39-16A
Number: 39
Year: 2016
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: Yes
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

WHEREAS controlled agricultural burning of fields is necessary to prepare for the next cycle of grain crops; and

WHEREAS reporting controlled agricultural burning helps to avoid unnecessary and costly fire department call outs; and

WHEREAS the controlled burn hotline number was changed from 310-5000 to 1-866-404-4911; and

WHEREAS producers are much more likely to report a controlled agricultural burn if the phone number is easy to remember;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministry of Environment to create a controlled burn hotline number that is easy for producers to remember.

Responses From: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

June 7, 2016

The Ministry of Government Relations is responsible for the phone number you reference. As such, I am forwarding this resolution to Honourable Jim Reiter, Minister of Government
Relations, for his consideration.

The Honourable Herb Cox – Minister of Environment, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment