Edmonton New Years Eve fireworks cancelled

The decision was made due to the ongoing risk of COVID-19

The popular New Years Eve fireworks display in Edmonton has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

The celebration was supposed to return to Churchill Square after being relocated to the legislature grounds for three years.

Getting rid of the fireworks and related family programming will save taxpayers approximately $187,000 and $60,000, respectively, according to the city. The savings will total $247,000. 

Mayor Don Iveson says the the city needs to stricter measures but not a total lockdown.

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