Use of Adjacent Properties

The use of adjacent and/or vacant private properties for storage is prohibited during construction.

Throughout the rebuild process there will be many challenges to overcome, including logistical challenges like coordinating materials and equipment and finding sufficient space to store tools and materials while work on construction projects is under way.

Despite those challenges, contractors are reminded it is prohibited to store excavation materials, stockpile, construction equipment, machinery, vehicles, tools, or other materials related to the construction and rebuild of a property on adjacent private property.

Any requests to remove non-compliant materials, either from the property owner or from Municipal by-law services, must be followed within 10 days. Any materials that are not removed by the contractor in that time frame may be moved by the Municipality at the expense of the contractor.

The Municipality understands the challenges both residents and contractors are facing, particularly in areas where there is a higher volume of rebuild activity and construction work ongoing.

Soil from wildfire-affected areas can be taken free of charge to the soil stockpiling site at Abrams Land.

Residents and contractors alike are encouraged to work with the Construction Management Teams (CMTs) on the ground in rebuild areas to resolve issues, report unsafe working conditions and coordinate rebuild activities.

CMTs are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and can be reached by calling the PULSE Line at 780-743-7000 or by visiting

Winter Maintenance Subzones 1 & 2 are active Jan. 20 - 24.