With the summer season in full swing, people are more inclined to spend the evening around a campfire.

Whether it's in your backyard or at your campsite these fires must be burned responsibly.

"In the City of Weyburn, there is a very specific bylaw that talks about what you can burn, the size of your fire, the size of your fire pit, the distances from other combustibles and things like that," says Weyburn Fire Chief Simon Almond. "As long as people comply with that bylaw then we should have no risk what so ever."

Safety is not the only concern for the Weyburn Fire Department, ensuring your fire doesn't disrupt other is another important issue.

"One thing we have been having issues with lately is with smoke," says Chief Almond. "The bylaw is very clearly worded, it says should smoke from your fire be bothering somebody else and we get a complaint then we will make you put your fire out."

Campfires are a wonderful summertime staple, just make sure you are enjoying them safely and respectfully.

Health Authority says Doctor's Leave won't cause Shortage in Weyburn

There's been some worry that there may not be enough doctors to go around after news spread that a long-time family physician would be taking a leave of absence. Dr. Katie Fong will leave her family…

Step Back in Time at Heritage Village

Those looking for some history and fun this Victoria Day are in luck. Weyburn's Heritage Village opens for the season today. The village south of Signal Hill Arts Centre on South Hill features a…

Cautioning Drivers during May Long Weekend

With the increased amount of vehicles travelling the highways on May long weekend every year, its no wonder there is an increase in collisions, as well as drivers being arrested for drinking and…

Discover Weyburn Photos of the Week

Here's a look at some of the photographs Discover Weyburn staff captured throughout the week: Big equipment move (photo by Jennifer LaCharite). High School Rodeo at Weyburn Rodeo Grounds (photo by…

Museum to Host Spring Tea and Scavenger Hunt

The Soo Line Historical Museum is hosting a Spring Into Tea event on Victoria Day, May 21. To celebrate opening day at the museum, the free event is open to the public and will include door prizes…

Spray Parks Open for May Long Weekend with Restrictions

Weyburn's spray parks are officially open for the long weekend, but due to the dry weather, it comes with some restrictions. "Due to the water bylaw the parks will have restricted hours," explained…

Long Weekend Travelers Expect Delays on Hwy 13

Motorists travelling west of Weyburn along Highway 13 this May long weekend are advised to expect some minor delays due to construction. "We've got about 30 kilometres of surfacing west of Weyburn on…

UPDATE: Vehicle Fire on Highway 13

Emergency crews closed off a section of Highway 13 west of Weyburn Friday evening after a vehicle fire. The Weyburn Fire Department confirmed through their Facebook page that they responded to rural…

Seed Library to be Launched at Weyburn Public Library

The Weyburn Public Library will be launching a Seed Library on Thursday, May 24. Regan Lanning will be speaking to attendees about garden planning. Each participant will leave the library with a…

Two Die in Carnduff Fire

Two people were found dead in a residential fire in Carnduff Thursday. The fire departments of Carnduff and the RM of Mount Pleasant were dispatched to a house fire in the town of Carnduff at 2 a.m.…

DiscoverWeyburn.com is Weyburn's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login