Metchosin opts for less of a bang this Halloween

The District of Metchosin always celebrates Halloween with a bang, but this year it will be a bit less of a bang.

The District of Metchosin always celebrates Halloween with a bang, but this year it will be a bit less of a bang.

After several years of horse and livestock owners complaining the sounds of fireworks spook their animals, Metchosin council voted to use no-report fireworks this year.

“They are still loud but not as loud,” said Metchosin fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop.

The annual Halloween celebration is hosted at the Metchosin Volunteer Fire Department hall.

Dunlop looked into a variety of options for the event this year, such as continuing the event as usual, swapping standard fireworks for no-report fireworks, offering a laser light show, or having no show at all.

“The laser light show is very expensive and there was not enough time (to organize it),” Dunlop told council. It could be an option for next year.

Council agreed the no-report fireworks would be the best option for this year. Coun. Jo Mitchell voted against having fireworks at all.

The District and MVFD will also notify residents of estimated times of fireworks so they can be prepared.



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Dozen Metchosin ‘barn cats’ on the hunt for new homes

Broken Promises Animal Rescue hoping to re-home feral cats

Victoria votes to slash sister city celebrations

Victoria will only celebrate its anniversary with Morioka, Japan this year

Colwood promises to fix potholes, road issues on Ocean Boulevard

City says winter conditions damaged roadway

Saanich swaps last propane-powered Zamboni for electric model

Pearkes arena’s all-electric ice resurfacing fleet to reduce carbon emissions by six tonnes

VIDEO: Traffic snarled during Friday evening rush hour, now clear

Traffic was backed up all over Greater Victoria

VIDEO: Mass coronavirus quarantines seen in China won’t happen in Canada, authorities say

‘If a case comes here, and it is probably … it will still be business as normal’

Vernon woman suing McDonald’s for spilled coffee

Woman seeking nearly $10K, says employee failed to put lid on properly

Diners’ health tax not catching on in B.C., restaurant group says

Small businesses look for options to cover employer health tax

B.C. comic wins judgment after club owner slaps cellphone out of his hands

Incident happened last summer when Garrett Clark was performing in Abbotsford

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

VIDEO: Dashcam records driver’s near-miss near Sooke

Driver crossed four lanes of traffic and back over again, barely missing three other vehicles

Owner surrenders dog suffering from days-old gunshot wound to B.C. SPCA

The dog was also found to be emaciated and suffering from a flea infestation

Most Read