This Friday is Canada’s 149th birthday.
The Regina Police Service is working with the City event staff to ensure the day is a safe and fun-filled day for all.
The Regina Police Service reminds the public setting off firecrackers or fireworks within the City of Regina limits, at any time, is prohibited under Bylaw No. 2005-18, the Regina Fire Bylaw.
The sale of fireworks within the city is also restricted to the day of, and ten days immediately preceding Canada Day, and is prohibited to any person under 18 years of age.
The sale of firecrackers is prohibited year-round.
The bylaw sets out strict rules for businesses storing and selling fireworks within the allowable periods. Among these provisions:
- Fireworks cannot be displayed in lots exceeding 25 kilograms.
- Fireworks must be in a display case or other suitable receptacle not accessible to the public, and dispensed only by the vendor or the vendor’s employees.
- A summary of the bylaw requirements must be displayed immediately adjacent to the fireworks.
- Fireworks cannot be stored where they are exposed to direct sunlight or excess heat, or in close proximity to flammable material.
The penalty under Bylaw No. 2005-18 indicates that an individual contravening the bylaw is subject to a voluntary payment fine of $300.00.