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.

reporter@goldstreamgazette.com

 

 

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