Canada People buying up fireworks to fill gap of cancelled Canada Day celebrations in Saskatoon, Regina

05:51  30 june  2020
05:51  30 june  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

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The Canada Day events that had been scheduled for July 1 have been cancelled within Wascana Park include the Western Canada ’s Strongest Man competition, the Canada Day fun run and walk, live events and the fireworks . For further information visit Regina .ca.

The events that have been cancelled include fireworks displays at Ashbridge’s Bay, Centennial Park, Milliken Park, Stan Wadlow Park and Weston Celebrations at Mel Lastman Square, Scarborough’s annual event, Centennial Park’s celebration , and the East York Canada Day parade and festival will

a store shelf filled with books: Pelican Market in Saskatoon says it's seen more demand for fireworks this year compared to past Canada Days. © Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi/Global News Pelican Market in Saskatoon says it's seen more demand for fireworks this year compared to past Canada Days.

Many celebrations have had to adjust to the new normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest cancellation: Canada Day.

Read more: What you can and can’t do in Saskatoon on Canada Day

In Saskatoon, the usual celebrations at Diefenbaker Park are going virtual. People can tune in after 10 a.m. to the online celebration featuring Brett Kissel, Tucker Lane's Leslie Stanwyck, and a number of Saskatchewan artists. It can be watched here.

Meanwhile, in Regina, Wascana Lake celebrations were cancelled in May.

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With no public events, people are taking entertainment into their own hands, and some stores that sell fireworks say business is booming.

“Lots of my expensive boxes, about $200, already have sold out,” said a delighted Youwu Chen, manager of Pelican Market in Saskatoon.

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His business is usually busy selling fireworks this time of year, but he said he's noticed more people than ever stocking up. He said it’s likely Pelican Market will sell out Canada Day.

Other stores Global News spoke to also said they were much busier than this time last year.

Saskatoon’s fire department said fireworks are permitted on Canada Day, but there are restrictions.

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Saskatoon ’s economy has historically been dependent on three major resources: potash, oil, and agriculture (namely wheat). Although its population is small compared to major Canadian cities, the city has produced some notable Canadians including singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell, hockey star Gordie

People setting off fireworks must be over 18. They're allowed to shoot off fireworks between dusk and 11 p.m. but cannot shoot them into or on public property, such as at city hall or in city parks.

The fire department said people must soak fireworks in water until they're soaked through, about 15 minutes, before throwing them out.

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