Victoria Day Municipal Building Closures and Fire Safety Reminders in Cobourg

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Cobourg Transit will be running on Monday, May 22, 2023
The Town of Cobourg would like to advise residents that municipal buildings will be closed for the Victoria Day holiday on Monday, May 22, 2023.
The building closures include Victoria Hall, the Cobourg Community Centre, Public Works Building 7 and the Venture13 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre.
Cobourg Transit will be running during service hours from 6:15 a.m. to 9 p.m. Transit bookings through the call centre (905-373-0582) will start at 7 a.m.
The Town of Cobourg wishes everyone a safe and happy Victoria Day long weekend.

Fireworks Reminders
Fireworks are a great way to celebrate the holidays and can be enjoyed by following the Town of Cobourg Fireworks By-law which provides regulations in order to enjoy fireworks safely and
without causing a disturbance to neighbours.

Within the Town of Cobourg, no person shall set off, or cause to be set off fireworks, including backyard displays on any day other than:
• The three days prior to the holiday known as Victoria Day and on the Victoria Day Holiday

• The three days prior to the holiday known as Canada Day, July 1 and on the Canada Day Holiday, July 1.

Fireworks must be set off 15 metres from any structure or property line, or as recommended by the manufacturer, whichever is greater. Areas containing dead undergrowth or dry grass are to
be avoided due to the risk of fire spreading. Firecrackers and other prohibited fireworks are not allowed to be set off within the jurisdiction of the Town of Cobourg. Refer to section 6.00 of the
Fireworks bylaw 096-2010 for more information.

Recreational Fire Reminders
The Town of Cobourg has put in place restrictions on Open Air Burning to protect the safety of all residents. In accordance with the Town’s Open Air Burning By-law a fire for recreational,
camp-style purposes only may be set at any time or times without a permit under this By-law subject to the following precautionary requirements:

• Such fire shall be supervised by a responsible person at all times.

• Such fire shall be kept safely confined and under control at all times.

• Such fire shall be kept a minimum distance of 3 metres from the nearest property line, shrub, overhanging trees or other combustible materials, and 10 metres from the nearest building or other combustible structures

• Fire suppression equipment or materials shall be readily available for the extinguishment of the fire;

• Such fire shall be fully extinguished before the site of the fire is left by the person responsible for setting and supervising the fire.

To avoid any concerns caused by the smell of smoke in your neighbourhood, the Cobourg Fire Department advises contacting them prior to having any backyard fires by calling 905-372-
For more information about fireworks or open air burning, contact the Cobourg Fire Department

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