55800
57849

BC  

Balloon ban voted down

A proposed ban on balloons at any beach, park or community centre has been rejected by the Vancouver Park Board.

The ban was proposed as a way to stop balloons from entering the ocean and harming animals.

The motion, put forward by board commissioner Stuart Mackinnon, said sea and land animals frequently see deflated balloons as a source of food, especially sea turtles, birds and dolphins.

It also said strings or ribbons attached to balloons are just as harmful to animals.

Proponents of the ban said it takes years for the rubber to break down in the environment and these products also create choking hazards for children.

But critics, including several children’s entertainers, argued that community events would suffer and businesses would lose money if the ban was adopted. They said proper education is a better solution. 



More BC News

BC
56170
Vancouver Webcam
Webcam provided by webcams.travel
56309
Recent Trending
57439
Okanagan Oldies
55705
Castanet Proud Member of RTNDA Canada
56550



55215
55577