Fireworks are regulated by Bylaws 404 of 1962, and 551 of 1973.

We are currently working on a new Schreiber fireworks Bylaw, to replace the 1962 / 1973 Bylaws.

Please check back for further information.

Schreiber residents: Be aware that the use of fireworks is also subject

to Noise Bylaw 41-2001.

Schreiber, Rossport, Pays Plat, and all Unorganized areas;

All Fireworks:

Review this fact sheet from the Aviation Forest Fire and Emergency Services branch of the MNRF about fireworks and the Forest Fires Prevention Act.

Flying Lanterns (Sky Lantern):

The product resembles a small paper hot-air balloon, fueled by an open flame.

Due to their uncontrolled and unpredictable flight path, these products could land on trees, building rooftops, or other combustible properties while still ignited and potentially cause a fire.

In 2009, the Alberta and Ontario fire marshal’s ruled the lanterns pose a “serious fire hazard.” See Ontario Fire Marshal Communique 2009-07.

On 19 September 2012, The Ontario Fire Marshal issued Communique 2012-13 advising Fire Code enforcement action against users of flying lanterns under Section 2.4 (Fire Hazards, Open Flames) of the Ontario Fire Code.

In addition, in Northern Ontario, users of flying lanterns may be held responsible for any Wildland or Forest Fires under the Forest Fires Prevention Act R.S.O. 1990, Chapter F.24, and for the cost of the fire under O. Reg. 93/18: Recovery Of Losses And Costs Due To Forest Fires.


Forest Fires Prevention Act :

Cost Recovery Regulation