Many Canadians are expected to be shooting off fireworks in celebration of the last unofficial long weekend of summer.
However, in addition to paying attention to city by-laws and firebans, people should also pay close attention to the weather conditions. Mark Fine is with Air Magic in Toronto, and he says the forecast is important when it comes to fireworks.
“[They] can be shot when it's cloudy, or cool, or cold, or if there's even a little bit of drizzle in the air. But if the winds are high it will take the projectiles and take them to places we don't want them to go and possibly take burning material somewhere it shouldn't be,” Fine explains.
Be sure to check your local forecast details before heading out to watch or set-off fireworks this Labour Day long weekend.
Here are some tips offered by the National Council on Fireworks Safety to keep you and your family safe:
With files from Natalie Thomas