Right de­ci­sion on fire­works

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

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

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