Current Road Bans


Effective Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 8:00AM, all loading restrictions are removed, with the exception of:

a specific oiled road in Special Areas 2 restricting bus, truck and trailer traffic to Ninety percent (90%) of authorized load limits except as allowed under the act or regulation on the following roads:

-Local Paved Surfaced road south of Hanna described as 3 miles south of Highway 9 along Range Road 14-4 and 4 miles west on Township Road 30-4 to Junction Highway 862.



Authority: Board Order No. 17/19

Effective, January 24, 2019,
the west bound lane for the local bridge structure is closed. Signage is posted at the site.
Effective January 23, 2019
the Special Areas Board is informing the public that a Bridge Restriction is in effect for a structure located 6 miles east of Spondin on TWP 33-4 on NE-22-33-11-W4, restricting all traffic to a minimum of 4,500 kgs.

For further information contact the Youngstown Service Centre at 403-779-3733.

Current Fire Bans

Effective September 12th, 2019 the Special Areas Board has issued a Fire Advisory for Special Areas No. 2, 3 & 4.

The Special Areas Board advises extreme caution and that only necessary burning should take place. The public is asked to ensure all fires are attended to and completely extinguished before leaving unattended. Safe campfires are allowed in campgrounds and random camping areas, but may be restricted if conditions do not improve. Incinerator fires are permitted at a minimum distance of 30 m away from structures and 3 m away from combustible materials.

Controlled Burns may be restricted. Contact your local District Office during normal business hours to request a controlled burn notification.

The Towns, Villages or Provincial Parks within the Special Areas handle their own restrictions and should be contacted directly.

Hanna District Office - 403-854-5625
Oyen District Office - 403-664-3618
Consort District Office - 403-577-3523

For further information contact:
Glen Durand at (403) 779-3733

For more information on current Fire Advisories in place. go to