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Dryden confirms Canada Day fireworks show

By Ryan Forbes Jun 29, 2023 | 8:51 AM

The City of Dryden has confirmed its Canada Day fireworks show.

Fire Chief Chris Wood says the city plans to use a licensed contractor to set fireworks off over the water on a gravel pad, and the Dryden Fire Service will be on-site to provide fire protection and ensure the public’s safety.

A Restricted Fire Zone remains in place, but the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry explains that unless dictated by municipal by-laws, fireworks are allowed under the ban.

I would encourage all citizens to attend this event to avoid additional backyard fireworks displays that can increase the fire risk in our municipality,” adds Chief Wood.

Dryden’s Canada Day events will take place at Cooper Park, the Legion and the Van Horne landing starting at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, before bouncy castles, a dunk tank, visits from the OPP, live music, decorating contests and the singing of O’ Canada at 12 p.m.

Fireworks are expected to begin at dusk at the docks.

More information on the day’s events can be found HERE.

Elsewhere in the region, some municipalities have decided not to proceed with fireworks on Canada Day.

The City of Kenora and the Municipality of Sioux Lookout have both cancelled due to the risk.

Fort Frances will have fireworks on July 1st as it is being done over water and by certified professionals.

Events will go ahead in Red Lake, but will only take place in Ear Falls or Ignace if the Restricted Fire Zone is lifted.

There is no ban on fireworks in Thunder Bay, but the Thunder Bay Fire Rescue is strongly discouraging their use during periods of hot, dry weather and advises people to be very careful if they choose to light them.


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