County goes for fire protection grant

Richard Froese
For the Lakeside Leader

Big Lakes County is seeking FireSmart funding for a structure protection plan in four wildland areas. It hopes to get $40,000 for the project, from the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta (FRIAA).

The plan would cover Hilliard’s Bay Estates, Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park, Shaw’s Point Resort and Winagami Lake Provincial Park.

“It would just put a plan in place in case a wildfire happens in any of those areas,” Brett Hawken, the county’s director of community and protective services told council at its Nov. 10 meeting.

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