The Vancouver Park Board has put a pin in the controversial proposal to restrict balloons from city parks.
— Vancouver Park Board (@ParkBoard) September 19, 2017
Mackinnon had said latex and plastic balloons put a burden on Vancouver’s landfills and beaches, and posed a risk to “naturally curious animals” and children who might accidentally consume the products.
The commissioners voted 5-2 against the proposed ban. An amendment, which would only ban helium balloons, failed 4-3.