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The skies over Burrard Inlet will sizzle this summer as Vancouver’scity council voted yesterday to support and partially fund Canada Dayfireworks.

The skies over Burrard Inlet will sizzle this summer as Vancouver’s city council voted yesterday to support and partially fund Canada Day fireworks.

Vancouver approved a $10,000 grant to help fund the pyro-musical display and will spend $43,000 in additional police, engineering and parks services.

“Fireworks are really cool,” said John Clark, chair of the Burrard Inlet Fireworks Society. “It’s the end of the birthday party when the cake comes out and there are sparklers on it.”

Last year, the 20-minute display was staged in Burrard Inlet from a pair of barges, one in Coal Harbour off Canada Place and one off Ambleside Beach. It was the first time that Canada Day fireworks had been staged in three years. After a serious stabbing in 2003.

 
 
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