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The Wildfires Act

C.C.S.M. c. W128

The Wildfires Act

PART 1
INTERPRETATION
1 Definitions
PART 2
ADMINISTRATION
2 Application of Act
3 Administration
4 Delegation by minister
5 Provincial fire guardians
PART 3
POWERS
6 Ministerial powers
7 (1) Officer's power of arrest
(2) Officer's power of entry for fire
(3) Officer's power of entry for fire hazard
(4) Officer's power to issue order re fire hazard
(5) Officer's power of entry to control fire hazard
(6) Officer's power of search and seizure
(7) Warrant
(8) Officer's power without warrant
(9) Officer's power to detain
(10) Officer's power to stop vehicles
(11) Officer's power to close road
(12) Officer's power to conscript
(13) Officer's power to commandeer and use equipment
(14) Officer's power to initiate fires
(15) Officer's power to extinguish fires
(16) Officer's power to delegate
(17) Officer's power to appoint temporary fire guardian
PART 4
DUTIES
8 Duty to control fires
9 Duty of owner or occupant re wildfires
10 Duty to report wildfires
11 Duty to supply information
PART 5
PROHIBITIONS
12 (1) General prohibitions
(2) Prohibitions for fires used for agricultural purposes
(3) Prohibitions re fires
(4) Prohibition re destruction of fire fighting equipment
PART 6
MUNICIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
13 (1) Municipal responsibility
(2) Municipality to obey officer
14 Municipal fire guardians
15 Officer's power to override municipal wildfire protection operations
16 Reimbursement for wildfire protection expenses
17 (1) Protection of municipalities
(2) Liability for wildfire protection operations
PART 7
BURNING PERMITS AND OUTDOOR FIRES
18 (1) Application
(2) Exception
19 (1) Requirement for burning permit
(2) Use of maps to designate burning permit areas
(3) Officer's powers re burning permit
(4) Duties of permittee
(5) Use of fire in emergencies
PART 8
TRAVEL PERMITS
20 (1) Area closure
(2) Travel permit requirement
(3) Exceptions to area closure
(4) Officer's power re travel permit
21 Restrictions on lakes during water bombing
22 Wildfire emergency areas and evacuations
PART 9
WORK PERMITS
23 (1) Work permit required
(2) Exception
(3) Expiration of work permit
(4) Officer's powers re work permit
24 Duty of permittee
25 Officer's power re work stoppage
PART 10
RAILWAYS
26 (1) Canadian Transport Agency rules
(2) Railway responsibilities
(3) Officer's powers re railway fires
(4) Railway may obtain burning permit
(5) Entry on adjoining lands
PART 11
MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT AND INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS
27 (1) Prohibitions re equipment
(2) Officer's power re equipment
(3) Prohibition against use
28 (1) Fire control plans
(2) Officer may suspend operation
PART 12
GENERAL PROVISIONS
29 Protection of the Crown
30 Civil rights
31 (1) Cost recovery
(2) Proof of expenses
32 False statements
33 (1) Compensation for wildfire protection operation losses
(2) Compensation for use of privately owned equipment
34 Appeal to minister
PART 13
OFFENCES
35 (1) Offences
(2) Separate offences
(3) Persons guilty of offences
(4) Penalty
(5) Restitution in addition to penalty
36 (1) Certificate of minister
(2) Certificate respecting examination
(3) Minister may designate expert
(4) Notice of certificate
(5) Service
(6) Same name
(7) Limitation period
(8) Description of offence
(9) Defect in form
PART 14
REGULATIONS
37 Lieutenant Governor in Council regulations
38 Ministerial regulations
PART 15
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
39 to 45
46 C.C.S.M. reference
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