There is a Fireworks Ban still in effect in Waterdown/Flamborough/Hamilton.
Despite Canada Day, staff are reminding the public today that we still have a temporary fireworks ban in place in the city. The sale and discharge of all fireworks in the City of Hamilton is prohibited until July 4, 2020, and the temporary ban includes the use of sparklers, which the government of Canada classifies as consumer fireworks. This ban is intended to help prevent large gatherings and the spread of COVID-19, reduce the potential for fires at a time when emergency response teams are required to handle issues directly related to the COVID-19 emergency, and protect emergency response and Municipal Law Enforcement staff from having to inspect more businesses or respond to more situations than necessary during the pandemic. Residents found to be acting not in accordance with the temporary ban will be subject to a penalty of $500. Penalties apply to residents, businesses and non-residents.