Scaled back fireworks to go ahead

There’s good news and bad news on the Canada Day fireworks front.

There’s good news and bad news on the Canada Day fireworks front.

The pyrotechnics display in Sylvan Lake won’t be up to its usual calibre because some of the contractor’s main equipment “fell victim to flooding in a High River warehouse”, said the town’s communications officer, Joanne Gaudet, late Tuesday.

“Not only was equipment affected, but so were their staff,” she said. And Sylvan Lake was not the only show affected.

“Our compromise is that Big Bang Fireworks will send an experienced technician and some fireworks to Sylvan Lake as planned, however, without the original equipment, the show will be smaller in scope and technique. The company has agreed to do this for us free of charge.”

Additionally the town is planning another evening “for the full-out, larger-than-life, fireworks show and we will announce a date as soon as possible”, Gaudet said by email.

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