North Delta parks re-opened to public

NORTH DELTA – Delta has reopened to the public four popular North Delta parks it had closed earlier in July due to hazardous fire conditions.

Thanks to cooler temperatures and recent rain, Delta Fire and Emergency Services has downgraded the fire danger rating from extreme to moderate.

As a result, Watershed Park, Cougar Canyon Nature Reserve, North 40 Park Reserve and the Delta Nature Reserve are now open to the public, until further notice. Municipal staff anticipate the fire danger rating may be once again upgraded to extreme within a couple of weeks as more hot weather is forecast and will be re-considering park closures at that time.

Getting caught venturing into the parks during such closures carries a $200 fine.

Meantime, the burning ban is still in effect as are Metro Vancouver’s stage three watering restrictions.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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