Fireworks are banned within Fort St. John city limits for a variety of safety reasons.

Noting fireworks can cause damage to property, start fires and cause serious injury, police also raised concerns which go to those who hear them.

They acknowledge that it is often hard to differentiate the sound of fireworks from gunshots, but emphasized when it doubt, residents should call 911 and allow police to make the determination.

The fine attached to the discharge of fireworks in Fort St. John city is $100.00.