Current Road Bans

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.


Effective Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. a road ban will be placed on all municipal oiled, base coursed and paved roads in Special Areas 2, 3 and 4 restricting bus, truck and trailer traffic to Seventy-five percent (75%) of authorized load limits; and on all gravel roads restricting loads to 100 % of authorized limits.

Except as allowed under the act or regulation.

The following roads are restricted to One Hundred percent (100%) of authorized load limits:

• Hanna Access (TWP 31-2) from Highway 36 to Hanna;
• TWP 28-0 from Hwy 41 to Rng Rd 4-1 (Pioneer Elevator Road).

Please contact RoaData Services Ltd. for automated road ban information service, 1-888-830-7623 (Feb 15 – July 15 Annually)


Authority: Board Order No. 22/20

Current Fire Bans

Effective March 4, 2020 the Special Areas Board has issued a Fire Advisory for Special Areas No. 2, 3 & 4.

To complete a controlled burn, please contact your local district office during business hours to complete a controlled burn notification form.

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 30m away from structures and 3m away from combustible materials. Controlled Burns may be restricted.

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:
Special Areas Fire Chief Glen Durand at (403) 779-3733

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