It may have gotten off to a stormy start, but Friday and Saturday downpours didn’t keep the campers from enjoying the long weekend in Manitoba’s provincial parks.
The number of campers increased 7 percent from the same time last year, a provincial government spokesman said in a news release reported by the Winnipeg Free Press.
The campers weren’t all behaving, though. Nineteen people were evicted from provincial campgrounds, the official said.
On the wildfire front, there were no major fire starts reported.
The Marchand and Badger fires were both being held and crews continued to work on hot spots Monday.
Although fire and travel restrictions have been lifted in provincial parks and campgrounds, people should check with rural municipalities regarding regional restrictions, Conservation officials said.
They’re urging everyone to always be careful while outdoors to help prevent wildfires.
Manitoba has deployed a spotter aircraft and two CL-415 water bombers to Sudbury, Ontario, to assist with fire action that’s heated up there.