Opinion: Consumer fireworks ban not the answer
Pyrotechnic prohibition won't help Vancouver's reputation as 'no fun city'
Produced by Liam Hill-Allan
On Nov. 5, 2019, Vancouver City Council voted to ban consumer fireworks, starting in 2021. Councillor Pete Fry originally put forward a motion to ban fireworks in late October. The motion cited issues such as damage caused by fireworks and the impact of loud noise on local wildlife and those living with PTSD.
In this video, Liam Hill-Allan, managing web editor for The Voice, addresses these issues and explains why the ban could be a wrong move for Vancouver.