With the July 1, holiday being a traditional time for fireworks, the Town is reminding residents of the rules that are in place when it comes to lighting up the sky with a fireworks display.
The Fireworks Bylaw states: No person shall discharge, fire, set off, or cause to e set off any family fireworks on any day or day during the year except on, Victoria Day, Canada Day, and the five calendar days immediately preceding and / or following each of these days.
You are not allowed to set off fireworks in a Town park, street, a parking lot or any private property that is not your own.
Fireworks should not be used prior to 8:00 p.m.
You should also be aware of laws regarding who can legally use fire works. That includes use by people of under the age of 18 if not supervised.
There are also regulations regarding how close you can light fireworks in relation to buildings, tents, trailers, motor vehicles or shelters.
You should be aware of your surroundings and any potential hazards related to setting off fireworks.
Also be mindful of your neighbors. They may not appreciate fireworks exploding over their house.
The Town website has a full list of fireworks safety tips and instructions on how to use them safely.
Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times