Seasonal Trail Closure Nov 2017

Well it is that time of the year again with hunting season here and the snowmobile season very close so we now see our trail closed for the season. When we say closed for the season we mean it will not be monitored regularly or maintained during the winter months , so riding the trail […]

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Fire Rating Sept12 2017

They have moved the fire rating up to HIGH now. With the hot dry weather as of late and lack of moisture the rating was bound to move up. Today they are calling for 32C and windy , so if you plan to be in the back country please use caution. They are calling for […]


RM of Piney Burn Ban in effect 2017

Burn-Ban-2017-Open-fires Please local conditions and local bans in effect before having any fire. At this time back yard fire pits are allowed only in an approved pit. Check you local RM for regulations on fire pit requirements.   Thanks   Sandhogs Exec

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Fire Rating ( Sandilands Provincial forest ) Aug31 2017

Currently the fire rating for Sandilands Provincial forest posted at the Marchand Park is at Moderate , however the fire rating posted at the Sprague Conservation office is at Very High. I would aspect the rating for the Sandilands Forest will change soon to a higher rating with the hot dry and windy weather as […]


Fire Bulletin #7 Aug 31 2017

August 31, 2017 FIRE BULLETIN #7 – – – Elevated Wildfire Conditions Continue Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner advise that hot, dry and windy conditions continue, resulting in elevated wildfire danger levels in many areas of the province.  Fire crews from Northwest Territories and Minnesota, along with water bombers from […]

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Trail conditions Aug 31 2017

Currently the Little Bigfoot Trail is in good overall condition and is clear of any hazards. Due to the dry summer we have had some areas dry up very well and a few areas where soft spots off sandy soil that have appeared. We hope to address these areas before the season is over. It is […]


Fire Bulletin #6 Aug 30 2017

August 30, 2017 FIRE BULLETIN #6 – – – Dry, Windy Weather Elevated Wildfire Conditions Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner advise that hot, dry and windy conditions have elevated the wildfire danger levels in many areas of the province. As of today, there have been more than 497 fires this […]

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Fire Bulletin #5 Aug 18th 2017

August 18, 2017 FIRE BULLETIN #5 – – – Manitoba Wildfire Fight Gets Additional Support With the forecast calling for continued hot weather, Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner remind Manitobans that hot and dry conditions have elevated the wildfire danger levels in many areas of the province.  Manitoba Sustainable Development […]


Fire Bulletin #4 Aug 11/2017

August 11, 2017 FIRE BULLETIN #4 – – – Risk of Wildfire Remains High in Some Areas Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner remind Manitobans that hot and dry conditions have elevated the wildfire danger levels in many areas of the province. As of Aug. 10, there have been more than […]

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Fire Bulletin3 Aug 3 2017

FIRE BULLETIN #3 – – – Risk of Wildfire Elevated Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner advise hot and dry conditions have elevated the wildfire danger levels in many areas of the province heading into the August long weekend. Manitobans are reminded to exercise extreme caution with any outdoor activities. In […]