Due to the extended hot and dry forecast, the County has upgraded the current Fire Restriction to a complete Fire Ban effective immediately. This ban applies to that part of the County outside the Forest Protection Area. The ban reads as follows:
Athabasca County has upgraded the existing Fire Restriction to a FIRE BAN for the area of the County outside of the Forest Protection Area effective immediately.
The fire ban prohibits all open fires including recreational fire pits, burn barrels, fireworks, exploding targets and charcoal barbeques. All existing fire permits continue to be suspended and any fires presently burning must be extinguished. No new permits will be issued. Gas or propane fired appliances for cooking and warming purposes are permitted.
The ban will remain in effect until conditions improve.
Athabasca County urges everyone to use caution when working or driving in grassy areas and be mindful of debris collecting on hot exhaust which could result in the ignition of a fire.
Information can also be found on the County website www.athabascacounty.comFor information on fire ban status within the Forest Protection Area www.albertafirebans.ca
Jul 6 2018 - Jul 8 2018
More event to follow as the date gets closer.
This friendly community is nestled on the western shore of picturesque Island Lake, approximately twenty kilometres northwest of the town of Athabasca.
Island Lake is a named after the many small islands within its area of just under 8.00 km². Its bays and islands provide an ideal setting for swimming, power boating, water skiing, fishing and canoeing. Cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing are enjoyed during the winter months. The area around Island Lake is a nature lover's paradise, with rolling hills and forests filled with wildlife including deer, moose, and countless other birds and animals.
The Summer Village of Island Lake is a unique blend of full time residents and week-end enthusiasts who share their love for the lake. The residents are proud of the cleanliness and serenity of the lake, and encourage all residents and visitors to take care of the lake they love.