On April 5, 2022, Council approved a new Fire Services Bylaw and made important changes to the fire billing process in the County. Effective May 1, 2022, County Residents will be charged for costs related to fire protection up to $10,000 provided that the fire was not caused by gross negligence or in contravention of the Fire Services Bylaw. If gross negligence or contravention of the Bylaw is confirmed, the party responsible will be liable for the entire cost of the fire. Residents should check with their insurance provider to ensure that their policy includes firefighting insurance to cover firefighting costs up to $10,000 at a minimum. View the new Fire Bylaw here.