Residents reminded that discharging fireworks without a permit is illegal in Spruce Grove

Residents reminded that discharging fireworks without a permit is illegal in Spruce Grove

As Canada Day approaches, Spruce Grove residents are reminded that possessing and discharging fireworks without a permit is illegal within City limits.

"We understand that residents want to celebrate, but setting off fireworks can be extremely dangerous, not to mention illegal," says Lorne Adamitz, Assistant Deputy Chief of Protective Services.

When not used properly, fireworks can be a significant fire hazard - especially in dry and windy conditions - and they can result in physical injuries such as burns, cuts, or, in extreme cases, partial or full amputation

In Spruce Grove, the fine for possessing fireworks without a permit is $100 and the fine for discharging them is $150.

"Fireworks are something that is best left to the professionals," says Assistant Deputy Chief Adamitz. "The easiest thing to do is find a community event - like the City's Canada Day Celebration - where you can sit back and enjoy the show, knowing that everything is being done safely and legally."

The Canada Day fireworks display will happen at 11 p.m. at Jubilee Park. For full celebration details visit www.sprucegrove.org/celebrate.