Tuesday night on the agenda is the second and third reading of the Fireworks bylaw.
March 6 first reading passed by a vote of 4-3. With councilors Gail, Gallant and Saje opposed.
There was a presentation made by the Interim Fire Chief about the bylaw he spoke in support of banning the sale and use of fireworks in the Crowsnest Pass. He was questioned about the possibility of allowing fireworks under a regulated process. But made it very clear that where other communities have allowed it the process was so Onerous that in reality Fireworks are allowed but people do not sell them because simply the procees is so complicated that nobody can be bothered.
So hence the title of my post "To ban them or to ban them"
Now I am sure some of the councilors have been feeling a little pressure on this issue (especially with Fireworks being such an hot topic right now) so maybe somebody will flip flop on the vote Tuesday night time will tell.
But really if the process is going to be so difficult that nobody will bother, you really are banning them you are just providing the decision makers the opportunity to say "I didn't support banning Fireworks, I voted to allow them" .
But on the other side of the arguement the more laws in place the more potential for the Community Peace Officers to pay there way.