Public Notices

Unofficial translation

June 3, 2023, 6:59 pm
Update: June 3, 2023, 7:24 p.m.
Published by: Natural Resources and Forestry

QUÉBEC, June 3, 2023 /CNW/ – The Ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Forêts has decided to modify the ban on forest access on Crown land and road closures announced yesterday, June 2, for reasons of public interest. The ban now covers a large part of Quebec, starting at 8 a.m. on June 4, 2023. This decision was taken in view of the significant risk of new fires starting, and to facilitate intervention by the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU).

If you are in a public forest within the enlarged zone affected by the ban, please leave the area as soon as possible.

Here is a map showing the area affected by the ban:

The measure prohibiting forest access on Crown land and closing roads now applies to the following territory:

NORD-DU-QUÉBEC: Jamésie (991), Kativik Regional Government (992), Eeyou Istchee (Waswanipi, Mistissini, Oujé-Bougoumou, Chisasibi, Eastmain, Nemiscau, Waskaganish, Wemindji) (993).

NORTH COAST: Haute-Côte-Nord (95), Manicouagan (96), Sept-Rivières (971), Minganie (981) west of longitude 64° 30′.

SAGUENAY-LAC-SAINT-JEAN: Le Domaine-du-Roy (91), Maria-Chapdelaine (92), Lac-Saint-Jean-Est (93), Saguenay (941), Le Fjord-du-Saguenay (942).

ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE: Témiscamingue (85), Rouyn-Noranda (86), Abitibi-Ouest (87), Abitibi (88), La Vallée-de-l’Or (89).

MAURICIE: Mékinac (35), Shawinigan (36), Maskinongé (51) for their portion north of latitude 46° 45′, La Tuque (90).

OUTAOUAIS: Vallée-de-la-Gatineau (83) for its portion north of latitude 46° 45′, Pontiac (84) for its portion north of latitude 46° 15′.

LAURENTIDES: Antoine-Labelle (79) for its portion north of latitude 46° 45′.

LANAUDIÈRE: Matawinie (62) for its portion north of latitude 46° 45′.

The Ministry would like to remind the public that, at a time when flammability indices are extreme in most regions of Quebec, the utmost caution must be exercised to avoid a conflagration. The cooperation of all forest land users is essential to protect our forests and ensure public safety.

For information on the closed area, please visit the Quebec government’s Forest Fires page, the SOPFEU website or contact Services Québec toll-free at 1-877-644-4545.

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Ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Forêts
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Tél. : 418 521-3875

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