Letter to the Editor: Fireworks bylaw needs revision

To the Editor

I was so happy when I heard that Dysart et al had enacted a fireworks bylaw and totally pleased with the ban on flying lanterns.

I realize that there are growing pains when something new is established but I hope council reviews the bylaw and makes amendments quickly. Why is it necessary to allow fireworks the weekends before and after Canada Day? There seems to be confusion with the bylaw wording “preceding” and I would like to suggest that Dysart council change the wording to “the weekend of” Victoria Day holiday and Civic Day holiday.

Having them allowed on those three holiday weekends only would probably save the bylaw officer some relief as well as continuing tranquility for all of us!

Phyllis McCulloch