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Firework permits won’t be available for Halloween: CVRD

Because of the very dry conditions and high wildfire risk with little rain expected, you will not be able to get a firework permit for the next few weeks.

Permits will still be unavailable in electoral areas A, B and C on Halloween, according to the Comox Valley Regional District.

They say without a valid permit, fireworks are prohibited to be set off in the areas. A $500 fine can be given out if fireworks are set off illegally in the CVRD.

Building and bylaw compliance senior manager Amanda Yasinski says the decision was made to be cautious of the dry conditions.

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“We have never experienced dry conditions like this before in October and it’s important we keep the safety of the Comox Valley a top priority,” said Yasinski. “It’s also important that we adhere to the restrictions currently in place by the BC Wildfire Service.

“We understand that residents may have to adjust their plans, but we’re asking the public to exercise good judgement and help keep our communities safe this Halloween.”

More information can be found on the CVRD’s fireworks page.

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