Check with your municipality before setting off fireworks

    Friday, 28 June 2024 12:00

    By Tonya Organ

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Fire Commissioner is advising municipalities to implement and enforce any applicable municipal bylaws or directives relating to open fires and the discharge of fireworks.

    Anyone planning on using fireworks to celebrate Canada Day is reminded to use care and caution during celebrations this weekend. Provincial forest fire regulations do not restrict the use of personal fireworks; however, individuals are encouraged to check with municipal authorities to ensure the use of personal fireworks do not violate local regulations that may be in effect. The Newfoundland and Labrador Fire Commissioner is advising municipalities to implement and enforce any applicable municipal bylaws or directives relating to open fires and the discharge of fireworks. Residents in violation of provincial Forest Fire Regulations may be subject to fines and penalties, including costs associated with fighting a forest fire as well as imprisonment. 

     

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