Fireworks regulations in St. John's
Residents of St. John's are reminded of a Fireworks By-Law that came in last year that states that family fireworks are only allowed on New Year’s Eve and Canada Day from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. the following day.
In addition, the By-Law also sets out rules and restrictions on the way family fireworks can be discharged that include:
• Must be 18 years and older to discharge fireworks
• Cannot throw fireworks in, into, or on buildings, vehicles or public roads, and public places
• Must-have access to a fire extinguisher and bucket of water ready for immediate use
• Need to follow instructions printed on the fireworks package
The new law was put in place following concerns about the disruption that fireworks cause, including noise and the impact that fireworks have on animals, people, and property.