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Nelson Fire reminds public of no-go zone prior to Canada Day fireworks display

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services said the launch point for fireworks display is the the small point of land midway along the main soccer fields, marked by the large statue of the heron. — Photo courtesy Emilee Zaitsoff

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services reminds boat owners to stay clear of the fireworks fallout zone on Canada Day, Friday, July 1st.

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services said that after 6 p.m. Canada Day, boats are not permitted to be within 200 meters of the launch area.

"The launch area is the small point of land midway along the main soccer fields, marked by the large statue of the heron," Nelson Fire & Rescue Services said in a media release.

"Boats which are presently tied to buoys must be moved away, at minimum to the areas by Chahko Mika Mall, or the Nelson Rowing Club."

"Nelson Police will be patrolling the waters to assist in keeping this area clear," Nelson Fire & Rescue Services added.

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services said while crews are setting up, pedestrians will be asked to respect the signs and ropes establishing the restricted zone on land.

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services said this zone will be set up sometime after 6 p.m., the day of the celebration.