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.

READ ALSO: RDOS and Willowbrook residents balance water concerns and expensive upgrades

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.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer road trip?

How much do you really know about roads, motor vehicles and car culture? Take this quiz to find out.

Provincial COVID-19 data can now be used for B.C. to prepare for a second wave

In the past week, B.C. has seen a slight spike in daily test-positive case counts

Column: One parenting book certainly doesn’t fit all

Like the fingerprints they are born with – each child is different.… Continue reading

Pooch abandoned at Penticton doggy daycare suffered from oral disease

A fundraiser for Okie held by the BC SPCA surpassed its goal of $1,700

Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department receives $25k grant

Money used on a truck with low volume, high pressure water pump to fight wildfires

Islanders want BC Ferries to follow order that lets residents board before tourists

For ferry-dependent communities, ferries are often the sole practical lifeline to work, school or medical appointments.

Okanagan sisters-in-law sleep out successful

Kiley Routley and Heidi Routley raise nearly $2,400 and awareness for youth homelessness

Beverly Hills 90210 star’s family selling Vancouver Island Beach Resort

You can own Jason Priestley’s Terrace Beach Resort in Ucluelet for less than $5 million

Genetic detectives begin work to trace spread of COVID-19 in Canada

The kinds of genetic technology being used for this project did not exist when SARS hit Canada in 2003

Sports fishers protest Fraser River Chinook closures

Public Fishery Alliance wants hatchery fish open for harvest

COVID-19: Homeless to be relocated from temporary Okanagan shelter

Homeless shelters in Vernon have been combined into one site at the curling rink since April

Dozens of fish die at popular lake near Chase

A few natural phenomena are possible causes for their deaths.

Most Read