Public Notices

Bylaw to amend the Fires and Burning of Materials Bylaw C7

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION - NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that amendments to the Fires and Burning of Materials Bylaw, C-7 was approved by Amherst town council on July 10, 2020, and is in effectas of the date of this publication.

The purpose of the proposed amendments will:

  • establish a requirement to have a person placed in charge of a fire.
  • incorporate CSA and ULC approved appliances
  • provide a progressive fine structure be implemented and applied when enforcing the requirements of this bylaw, and defines detailed requirements around preventing the spread of fire by defining spacing requirements between the fire and adjacent buildings and/or combustibles, limiting the size and height of the pile of combustibles being burned, and fire control measures that need to be in place.

Copies of the Fires and Burning of Materials Bylaw may be inspected at the office of the Municipal Clerk, Dominion Public Building, 98 East Victoria Street, during regular business hours. The bylaw can also be viewed on the town’s web page at:

Kimberlee Jones, Municipal Clerk