The annual release a memory ceremony for The Pas has been postponed to September 18th and there is still a petition online that was started to stop the town from using balloons at the ceremony.
The petition was started by local Robin Marshall who feels that balloons are bad for the environment and did not approve of the town allowing people to quote litter.
Even though the town announced that they would be using biodegradable balloons at the ceremony Marshall said that it can take six months to four years for biodegradable balloons to decompose and animals can still eat the material.
So far around 651 people signed the petition and Marshall hopes that the town will reconsider their decision and do something more environmentally friendly at the ceremony.
Mayor Jim Scott says that they are still going to use the biodegradable balloons this year because it’s too late to make changes but there are plans to plant trees at next years ceremony.