The City of Castlegar has had to cancel plans for a Canada Day fireworks display after the Southeast Fire Centre issued a Category 2 and 3 burning ban.
The ban includes all types of fireworks, so local residents will not be allowed to light them either.
The show was to be presented by the Castlegar Festival Society which normally provides fireworks as part of annual Sunfest celebrations which have been cancelled two years in a row due to the pandemic.
City Councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff had said that the city was wanting to do something special this year that fit within the COVID-19 restrictions and promised “never before seen fireworks.”
The city says alternative dates and opportunities for a fireworks display may be explored once the burning restrictions have been rescinded.