City of Waterloo narrows timeframe for firework use

Waterloo metropolis council permitted adjustments to town’s fireworks bylaw on Monday night time, slicing down on the window wherein they’re permitted to be used.

Beforehand, the bylaw allowed for the usage of fireworks for seven days earlier than and after Canada Day, Victoria Day, Lunar New Yr and Diwali.

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The window is now right down to at some point earlier than and after Canada Day and Victoria Day in addition to on the acknowledged holidays of Lunar New Yr and Diwali.

Town solely permits fireworks to be set off till 11 p.m. on the permitted days.

Waterloo says council additionally requested workers to create a communications plan that may inform residents of the bylaw adjustments in addition to present training across the environmental impacts.

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Town joins neighbouring Kitchener in having tighter timelines for fireworks round Canada Day and Victoria Day, although it doesn’t enable fireworks on the Lunar New Yr and in addition has a three-day window round Diwali.

In the meantime, down in Cambridge, that metropolis additionally permits fireworks on simply Diwali, Canada Day and Victoria Day; nonetheless, it additionally has a two-day window open after nowadays in case of inclement climate.

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