The year’s spookiest holiday is just around the corner, and with that comes the use of fireworks for many.
But one municipality is reminding people that the rules have changed.
Bottle rockets, Roman candles, and sparklers: if you’re looking to scoop up any of those in Burnaby you’re out of luck.
The city banned the sale of fireworks back in August.
Councillor Dan Johnston says he hopes to see a downward trend this Halloween.
“Reduce the vandalism and injury. By doing this it would reduce the vandalism in school sites and park sites.”
When asked if the city would eventually move to an outright ban?
“I wouldn’t think so, not at this point.”
Burnaby still allows the use of fireworks with several restrictions.
“We’re hoping it encourages some cautious thought on how and were they are used. They are restricted to use by adults, we’re not having kids get them or other groups who aren’t competent to set them off.”