Police alerted to unauthorized fireworks display in downtown Vancouver

Oct 26 2018, 3:15 pm

Last night, a few residents of Vancouver were woken up to the sound of crackling fireworks. Police report that they received multiple reports of unauthorized fireworks going off downtown.

“We received at least one call at around 1:45 am,” says Constable Jason Doucette. “The sounds were originally described as gunfire.”

Needless to say, Vancouverites weren’t too impressed, especially since it took place on a rainy Friday morning.

“We did not locate the person(s) setting off the fireworks,” Doucette adds.

The City of Vancouver has a bylaw that fireworks can only be set off on October 31 (or October 30, if the 31 falls on a Sunday).

Any other case requires a permit and must be in an area that avoids people, animals, buildings, and vehicles, otherwise, the users can face a $500 fine.

Stay classy Vancouver, and if you’re planning on using fireworks, how about using them on Halloween night – before 1:30 am, preferably.

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