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Sunday, May 20, 2012

New Fireworks Bylaw

Collingwood | by Catherine Thompson  

Collingwood has a new fireworks by-law.

Just in time for the Victoria Day long weekend, Collingwood has a new fireworks by-law.

Fire Chief Trent Elyea says it replaces some old wording and regulates the sale of fireworks.

He says fireworks displays now need to be somewhere in a store where they're not easily accessible, where people would have to ask for them.  He says that's so people can't walk in and light them.

Something that was taken out of the new by-law but will be put back in at council's request is that retailers can only sell fireworks 14 days before to three days after the holiday.

The new by-law says you can have backyard fireworks on Victoria Day, Canada Day and now on New Year's Eve.

Elyea says you can set off fireworks three days prior to the holiday, on the day of and up to three days after allowing for bad weather.



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