Getting caught with fireworks carries hefty fines

District of Kent reminds revelers to obey firework bans

  • Oct. 19, 2012 4:00 p.m.

It’s nearly Halloween and that means some people will want to celebrate with fireworks.

The District of Kent wants to remind everyone that fireworks are completely banned within the borders of Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs and Kent.

It is illegal for any person to sell or set off fireworks and firecrackers. Sometimes fireworks are sold on adjacent First Nations land where city bylaws don’t apply but that doesn’t mean they are allowed to be set off in the District of Kent or Harrison Hot Springs.

Chiefs and councils on several area reserves have adopted band council resolutions to ban the sale, but others persist in allowing the sale of fireworks.

On city land, the sale of these products comes with a fine of $1,000.

Anyone setting off or otherwise allowing fireworks to explode could face a $500 fine.

 

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