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Environment Offices from Manitoba Conservation, RCMP and municipal police enforce the Regulation. Burning infractions are normally dealt with by issuing an Offence Notice (a ticket) under The Summary Convictions Act. Enforcement may also be carried out by laying a charge directly under The Environment Act; this would most likely be for repeat or more serious offences.
Tickets can be issued on the spot (to the operator or owner of the property where the infraction has occurred). Under The Summary Convictions Act, the standard fine for a first time offence exceeds $2000. In addition, an ‘Extinguish Order’ will be issued, which, if not complied with, will trigger further charges.
If health or safety problems arise from smoke from a specific legal fire, and RCMP or Medical Health Officer will issue an ‘Extinguish Order’.
If not complied with, charges will be laid plus the fire will be ordered extinguished by a local Fire Department. Provisions of the regulation allow for bill-back to the offender for such extinguishment costs.