It’s the third year of Halloween fireworks being illegal in Vancouver. But that doesn’t seem to have stopped anyone, judging by the mysterious popping noises that have been ricocheting around Fairview this weekend.
These days, only permitted fireworks technicians can let off sky sparkles. And only on certain occasions. It makes sense to limit fireworks—they freak out animals, have the potential to cause physical harm and property damage, and disturb the nearest thing we have to peace. But they’re still legal in most of the surrounding municipalities, so it’s not like it’s impossible for teens to get their hands on some flash-bang-ooh-ahhs.
Philosophically, illegal fireworks are incredible. It’s literally a signal flare to where you’re doing a crime. Vandalism, but for the sky. Anyways, happy Halloween!
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Bring your little ones to Capilano Mall for an afternoon of disco trick-or-treating. [Free]
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Synthpop duo Tempers play a special scary show, with support from locals Devours and Wire Spine. [$27.50]
Tsm’syen artist Patricia June Vickers opens a solo exhibition at Dal Schindell Gallery in UBC’s Regent College. [Free]
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