- Wear all black costumes with no lights or reflective strips.
- Allow young children to light own fireworks. A propane torch works well!
- Eat all of your Halloween candy at once.
Just kidding!! Here are some “REAL” Halloween safety tips from the North Vancouver RCMP.
HALLOWEEN RCMP ADVISORY
With Halloween quickly approaching, the North Vancouver RCMP Youth Intervention Unit would like to remind students and parents/guardians of the regulations surrounding the purchase, possession and use of fireworks and firecrackers:
In both the City and District of North Vancouver, the possession or discharge of firecrackers is prohibited. Firecrackers are defined as those fireworks manufactured to produce just sound and not light.
The City of North Vancouver prohibits the purchase, possession, or discharge of any fireworks.
To purchase, possess, or discharge fireworks in the District of North Vancouver, you must obtain a permit. Applications are available on-line only at www.dnv.org.
It is an offence to sell or give fireworks to any person without a business licence.
Fireworks may not be discharged on public land and District Fireworks permits are not valid in the City of North Vancouver or in the District of West Vancouver.
The Fire Department and the RCMP have the authority to seize fireworks and to fine for violations. Fines range from $200 to $500.
Fireworks should only be discharged on October 31, and between 6:00 p.m. and midnight. In addition, students planning to wear costumes in public should consider the following:
The carrying of any sort of imitation weapon as part of a costume, such as toy guns or swords, is not recommended. The public may react with concern and the police will investigate and respond appropriately.
So have fun and stay safe this fireworks season! Learn more about Halloween Safety Tips (2 pages).
North Vancouver RCMP Youth Intervention Unit