In time for Halloween, Comox council is one step closer to drastically limiting the sale, store and possession of fireworks within the town.
At Wednesday’s council meeting, first, second and third reading was approved for Bylaw 1721, essentially co-ordinating many of the regulations and penalties with other jurisdictions in the Comox Valley.
Richard Kanigan, chief administrative officer for the Town, said the updated bylaw will reduce public confusion and promote better RCMP enforcement.
The main changes to the bylaw include the wholesale sale, storage and possession of fireworks will no longer be permitted, and permits for fireworks will be issued only for community events open to the general public, as well as film and television events requiring the use of pyrotechnics and special effects.
The recommended penalty fee for a bylaw infraction is $500.