The iconic Nine O’Clock Gun in Stanley Park will pause firing each day because of a shortage of black powder.
According to the Vancouver Park Board, their long-time supplier shut down last fall and staff were only able to get enough black powder to fire until Thursday (Feb. 10).
“This shortage is not unique to Canada; black powder is in short supply throughout North America and Europe due to supply chain challenges and an overall decrease in manufacturing,” the Park Board said in a statement.
“Staff will continue to explore alternative options in order to resume operation as soon as possible.”
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