Deep River fireworks to be held Sunday, Aug 6


The town of Deep River has announced a new date for its cancelled Canada Day fireworks.

The fireworks show will now be held during the August long weekend at dusk on the evening of Sunday, August 6.

In a notice posted just before the Canada Day weekend, the town said the reason to postpone the fireworks scheduled for July 1 was the poor air quality over the previous several weeks, “combined with the high potential for continued air quality issues from the forest fires that are still burning in Ontario and Quebec.”

The town noted that a “significant portion” of the cost for the July 1 celebration is provided through the Deep River Community Association’s (DRCA) application to Heritage Canada’s “Celebrate Canada” program grant.

The town said staff had been monitoring “and will continue to monitor” air quality and fire risk.

“An alternate date will be advertised once there is a clear indication that the air quality concerns have passed.”

Canada Day activities planned for the Deep River arena, including the annual “Red & White Parade” at noon, did go ahead as planned.

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