Work has begun to help reduce the risk of wildfire on crown land. The FireSmart work involves crews treating 37 hectares of dead or dying pine stands. This project will include removing around 50 per cent of the blown and standing trees in the area 1.9 kilometres south of the Aspen Ridge Subdivision.
The work was supposed to be done in October but due to weather, it was put on hold. There will be warning signs put up in the area and the county is recommending people stay away from the area to keep themselves safe. They should also not use off-highway vehicles there either.
Work will wrap up in early February. Residents are also warned that crews could be out working any day of the week, including weekends.