London has also had lots of complaints, and I worry that our soft council will bend too much. An example from the newspaper from 2019... "End Fireworks" "I felt like I was in a war zone. Fireworks were going off for three hours Sunday night, starting around 7 p.m. It made me sick thinking of all the pets and wildlife that are terrified by the sounds. Pets run away. Wildlife panics and runs into traffic or flies into windows and dies. They can also get caught in, or ingest, the residue of fireworks, causing death. Many small children, veterans, the elderly, people suffering post-traumatic stress disorder or those who have survived war are traumatized as well. We need to ban these types of fireworks. There are alternatives. Cities around the world are switching to silent fireworks or light shows. It's time we became one of them." (I had attached a picture of the letter to the editor, but it was too fuzzy)
That year people in the south east end of town went a bit nuts.
I hear this from lots of people that think I'm ruining the city. They can never show me factual evidence, butI have a shell shocked neighbour who the year before thanked me for doing such a beautiful thing for the neighbourhood.
It seems weird that Whitefish would ban sales within the city limits. It's the Excited States of America. It's a small resort town. It's in Montana. People are going to buy and set off fireworks on July 4th. The town may as well set down some rules, sell the license(s), collect the revenue, and enforce the clean up.