Minden Hills could be spending $6,000 for Canada Day fireworks this year.The fireworks display at the fairgrounds was previously run by the fire department under former chief Doug Schell. However, none of the firefighters on the roster have the necessary certification required by the province to supervise the setting off of fireworks.

In his report to Minden’s Community of the Whole, Community Services Director Mark Coleman is recommending the township accept a bid from a contractor with strong references.According to Fire Master Productions, the show would be a minimum of 15 minutes, and the grand finale would last for 40 seconds. Coleman also suggested in the report that the fireworks display be contracted out for future years to leave it in the hands of professionals, as well as tie up fewer resources from the fire department.

Council could make a decision at its meeting on April 26th.