Nothern Bruce Peninsula plans to ban family fireworks

Northern Bruce Peninsula Council has voted in favour of banning the sale and use of family fireworks.  The Fire Chief has been directed to present an updated by-law for Council’s consideration.

A report to council from Fire Chief Jack Burt said numerous complaints have been received this year about fireworks being set off throughout the Municipality.  Just three permits were approved for Family Fireworks during the Canada Day and Independence Day holiday, but approximately thirty complaints were received for fireworks displays.

Fireworks displays are permitted by permit to on Canada Day, Victoria Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Independence Day, Chi-Cheemaun Festival Weekend, or any special day established by Council. They can also be set off two days immediately preceding or following those days. However council learned that Family Fireworks are being discharged on weekends other than those allowed and are being discharged on approved days without a permit.

The report also cited the fire risk, the noise impact on animals and people, as well as the environmental impact from highly toxic gases and pollutants that poison the air, the water, and the