There will be no Halloween fireworks or bonfire event this year in Qualicum Beach.
The Town of Qualicum Beach announced earlier this week that their annual Halloween bonfire and fireworks at Community Park will not be taking place this year due to burning restrictions currently in place.
The Coastal Fire Centre has issued a ban on fireworks, burn barrels, sky lanterns, binary exploding targets, and Category 2 and 3 open fires following months of dry weather on Vancouver Island.
However, in an effort to keep the Halloween spirit alive, fire trucks from the Qualicum Beach Fire Rescue will be driving around local neighbourhoods on Oct. 31 night handing out candy and reminding residents about the firework ban.
According to the town, the trucks will be at town hall from 3-5 p.m., before making their way to Beach Road, Fifth Street, Sumac Drive, Ormonde Road and Chartwell Boulevard between 5-6 p.m. They will finish the night travelling down Lower Canyon Crescent, Primrose Street, Saturna Drive, Royal Dornoch Drive and Fairways Drive between 6-7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.qualicumbeach.com.