Bitter cold cancels New Year's Eve fireworks near Pagoda

Ivan Schwartz
January 14, 2018

The city's official way of celebrating New Year's Eve, Austin's New Year, is a free (and alcohol-free), family-friendly extravaganza at Vic Mathias (aka Auditorium) Shores.

Terresa Hale who is the wife of the Turning Point Church Pastor, Thomas, has spent the holiday working at a Mr. W. fireworks superstore near Bellmead for five years.

"As long as there's no real precipitation and the roads stay clear we should see people come out in full force", said Aaron Taggert, Spencer's general manager.

The below seasonal temperatures have put a damper on other New Year's celebrations across the province.

"By 6 p.m., there will be a line to the door or out the door and by 9 p.m".

While iView will remain geoblocked during the broadcast, if you're overseas and hankering for some antipodean New Year's action, the ABC advises that its YouTube, Facebook and Periscope coverage will be available globally.

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The Alberta legislature grounds is hosting this year's New Year's Eve celebrations; wrapping up Canada 150 heading into 2018.

According to the regulations, you must be 18-years-old to buy and set off fireworks that are in your own yard or an approved area of apartment complexes.

"We know big crowds will take advantage of our spectacular harbour again this year and we want them to be able to celebrate safely", he said, in a statement posted on social media. "We're looking to accommodate a lot of guests", owner Paul Kulik said.

"One of the things that I would suggest, is if you're wanting to see a firework show, try and go to a professional one".

"For fireworks, getting a few clouds can be beneficial because you can get good reflections off the clouds, which may make the display even better", Bell said.

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