Moving the fireworks was a very poor move.
It is a tradition to celebrate Canada Day. It was about our community and the locals getting together.
It had nothing to do with making money or tourism. It just happened that over the years people started talking about what a great time it was, and people from other towns would come here and boat here to celebrate with us.
As far as the (district) survey, why would you not put it in the paper? Less than 300 people are on this site and there are another 2,800 people with voices in this town.
It is not about the businesses and making money. It’s to celebrate Canada and the start of summer. Do you think every little town in the states cancelled their Memorial Day fireworks because not enough tourists were around? No, it is a tradition. You needed to ask the people that pay your wages and support your businesses what they want, and I would guarantee the vote would be to keep with tradition.
As far as the council vote at a three-to-three deadlock and it passing… you knew full well that (Coun.) Greg Kyllo, who was not there to vote, would have voted to leave it on Canada day, and try and have a second fireworks on August long weekend.