The RDOS recently adopted a bylaw that prohibits the sale, disposal, setting off or discharge of fireworks of any kind in certain electoral areas. Violators could be fined up to $2,000 per incident. (Black Press file photo)

RDOS residents could be fined up to $2,000 for setting off fireworks

The region just adopted a bylaw prohibiting fireworks of any kind in certain electoral areas

Residents within certain areas of the RDOS could face a fine of up to $2,000 for setting off fireworks.

In advance of the upcoming wildfire season, the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) has adopted a fireworks regulation and prohibition bylaw. According to a release, the Local Government Act authorizes the RDOS to regulate or prohibit by bylaw the sale, disposal or discharge of fireworks or firecrackers.

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The bylaw prohibits the sale or disposal of fireworks of every nature or kind in electoral areas “D”, “F” and “I”. Residents are also prohibited from discharging or setting off fireworkds of any nature in those areas.

The bylaw also stipulates that each date a violation occurs will constitute a separate offence. For more information about this bylaw, call the RDOS at 250-492-0237 or email info@rdos.bc.ca.

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