Just in case you’re not able to make it to the Q107 Canada Day picnic, Garbutt and I made a video very early this morning showing you what you’ll be missing.
Public Service Announcement about Fireworks
Fireworks safety tips for the Canada Day long weekend!
If you choose to have family fireworks or an informal neighborhood display, keep these firework safety tips in mind:
- Purchase fireworks from a reliable source. Stay away from illegal explosives
- Carefully read and follow directions on the label of fireworks packaging
- Only use fireworks outdoors
- Always have a water source such as a running garden hose or bucket of water handy
- Never experiment with or make your own fireworks
- Light only one firework at a time. Never set off fireworks during strong winds
- Never re-light a dud firework. Wait 15 to 20 minutes, then soak the dud in a bucket of water
- Never give fireworks to small children and always have an adult present
- Never throw or point fireworks at other people
- The handler should always wear eye protection and never have any part of their body over the firework
- Remember to be considerate of your neighbours and pets when using fireworks. Only use fireworks between the hours of dusk (approximately 9:30 to 11 p.m.), as the noise may be disturbing to those around you
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the proper disposal of fireworks