People are upset fireworks continued until past midnight in Mississauga and Brampton

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Published October 25, 2022 at 4:50 pm

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An “influx” of firework complaints came into the 911 during Diwali celebrations.

Just before midnight yesterday (Oct. 24), Peel Region Police said the communications centre was getting an “influx” of 911 calls. They reminded the public that 911 is for emergencies only.

“Please do not tie up our 9-1-1 Operators unnecessarily,” police said.

Today (Oct. 25) Peel Police confirmed they “received numerous calls related to fireworks” but they weren’t able to say how many before midnight.

“We are not able to provide an exact number or estimate at this time,” said Public and Media Relations Officer Const. Mandeep Khatra in an email to insauga.com

Khatra said there were only two complaint calls about fireworks to 911 after midnight.

Several people complained on social media, saying the fireworks went past midnight in many areas.

The City of Mississauga 311 line received 13 calls last night regarding fireworks, said city spokesperson Irene McCutcheon.

Fireworks were allowed last night for Diwali on private property. They are also allowed on Lunar New Year, Victoria Day, and Canada Day in Mississauga.

But the permitted use of fireworks ends at midnight.

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