The society responsible for putting on annual Canada Day celebrations in Medicine Hat has shut down.

The Canada Day Society says increasing issues in dealing with the City played a large part in the decision.

The final straw was cancellation of the Fireworks display, which members say they learned about through the media reports.

President Gary Procter says in a release, the Society has disbanded and assets will be liquidated.

Procter says future Canada Day Celebrations are now completely in the City of Medicine Hat’s control.