Fireworks training dates coming up on West Shore

Mandatory courses for people who plan to discharge fireworks happening in Colwood starting Thursday

Free fireworks safety courses are coming to the West Shore.

Mandatory courses for people 18 and older who plan to discharge fireworks by permit in Langford, View Royal, Colwood or Langford take place at Colwood municipal hall Wednesday (Oct. 22) at 7 p.m., Saturday (Oct. 25) at View Royal municipal hall at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Langford Fire Hall No. 1 (Peatt Road and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway) at 1 p.m.

The certificate of completion for the Fireworks Safety Course is valid for three years, but fireworks events may only take place Oct. 31 between 5 and 10 p.m. Permits are mandatory to possess or discharge fireworks on the West Shore.