Confusion Over Messaging Causes Many To Miss Natal Day Fireworks Over Halifax Harbour

There was plenty of confusion over the planned location of the Natal Day fireworks on Halifax Harbour this past weekend.

Halifax’s Civic Events messaging on social media was, “As long as you can see George’s Island, you’ll be able to see the fireworks!” The posts have since been deleted.

Nova Scotia Buzz heard from numerous readers that had lined the shores and streets of the Woodside area in Dartmouth and the southern shores of Halifax Harbour but had no view of the fireworks.

“Thousands of residents enjoyed the municipality’s Natal Day weekend programming this year, including the annual fireworks display.” said Ryan Nearing, a municipal spokesperson.

“Residents were advised that, if they can see George’s Island, then the fireworks display will be visible. This is a phrase frequently used during previous fireworks displays to set a benchmark for when fog conditions may impact the display, and does not indicate a location change. The fireworks display was launched from a barge near Alderney Landing and not from George’s Island, as planned.”

Fireworks post from Halifax Civic Events Twitter account.

The Municipality says going forward, they will post a map indicating the location of the launching barge.

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