News Conditions Stay Dry for Canada Day Long Weekend SHARE ON: Kaitlin Livingston, contributor, Thursday, Jun. 30th, 2016 The Minden Hills Fire Department wants residents and visitors to remember conditions are dry outside. Fire Chief Doug Schell says there is not a fire ban in place, but he is encouraging people to use extreme caution. Schell says if people are planning on using fireworks this Canada Day long weekend, they should have a bucket of water beside them. He says campfires should also be totally extinguished before leaving it unattended.