New clean air bylaw adopted in Revelstoke

Smoking of all kinds is now banned in city owned and operated parks and trails.

Revelstoke City Council adopted a clean air bylaw yesterday now that it has been approved by the Interior Health Authority.

The amendment to the bylaw includes prohibiting cannabis, e-cigarettes, activated e-cigarettes, e-substances and tobacco and vapour products. It also expanded non-smoking areas to include city owned or operated parks and trails.

However, public roads and parking lots located within a park, the campground area of a park and the ceremonial use of tobacco are exempt from the bylaw.

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Along with newly adopted clean air bylaw comes amendments to the municipal ticket information system to allow for bylaw enforcement.

Smoking inside a community facility, in a park, in a city cemetery, in a transit shelter or within the buffer zone or at a special event will result in a $200 fine, which will be reduced to $100 if paid within 30 days.

Anyone caught removing or destroying a posted notice will receive a $300 fine, reduced to $150 if paid within 30 days.

Revelstoke Municipal Ticket Information System bylaw ammendment by Revelstoke Editor on Scribd



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