As massive crowds gather to watch the Celebration of Light fireworks this summer, hundreds of police officers will be on patrol.
And while they’ll be looking out for the usual things — unruly people, anyone drinking in public — something new could cause problems.
“This is the first year that the issue of drones being flown into fireworks has come up.”
While Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu wouldn’t say whether their safety plan for the fireworks includes drones, he says police will do their research.
RCMP Insp. Bryon Massie says drones could interfere with police helicopters.
“There are some provisions, but again, you’re dealing with some behaviour of individuals that sort of lacks common sense.”
The fireworks start tomorrow night on English Bay with Team USA.