Right decision on fireworks
When it comes to the cancellation of Canada Day fireworks, I agree that the right call was made to move them over to July 2. I want to explain to the folks who said the weather was fine for the fireworks and say that the cancellation was wrong. I've lived in the Victoria Park neighborhood for 11 years and the wind that comes off the water is very unpredictable.
This wind can be very dangerous. I've seen nights seem calm one minute and gusty the next. You fireworks fans that are not from the waterfront community don't understand that the weather out in the countryside and the suburbs is not the same as the waterfront neighborhood. It would've been very dangerous if in mid-show the wind came back, raining the fireworks down on to the crowd.
I applaud them for putting safety first. For you people, who left the park ticked off on Canada Day, don't worry, this is a rare event. In my 11 years, it's only happened twice.
Good call on July 1, guys. Evan Larter, Charlottetown