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Bylaw No. 1433-15, A Bylaw of the Town of Bonnyville in the Province of Alberta Respecting Smoke Free Public Places and Workplaces

This very broad definition of smoking includes waterpipes, electronic cigarettes and other weeds and substances and their use is prohibited both indoors and outdoors. Smoking is prohibited within 10 m of a playground or sports field.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Electronic Smoking Devices, Other Weeds and Substances


“Smoke” or “Smoking” means to inhale, exhale, burn or have control over a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, hooka pipe, or other lighted smoking implement designed to burn or heat tobacco or any other weed or substance for the purpose of inhaling or tasting of its smoke or emissions.

“Outdoor Public Event” means an outdoor market, festival, concert or parade requiring a Town of Bonnyville Special Event or Use of Streets Permit, and to which the public is invited or permitted to attend.

“Private Club” means an enclosed place or premises that operates primarily for the benefit and pleasure of the members of a non-profit corporation, service club or branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

“Public Building” means an enclosed or substantially enclosed building or structure to which the public is customarily admitted or invited. Without limiting the generality of the forgoing, public building includes bus shelters.

Places Smoking Prohibited

E-cigarettes (indoors)
E-cigarettes (outdoors)
Outdoor Events
Patios - Restaurants and Bars
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities
Transit Shelters/Stops
Waterpipes (indoors)
Waterpipes (outdoors)

Buffer Zones

Playgrounds - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities - Buffer Zone 1-10 m

Policy Analysis

This is a leading edge bylaw because it prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes, waterpipes and other weeds and substances both indoors (workplaces and public places) and outdoors (where smoking is prohibited).

Date Passed: February 10, 2015

Date in Force: February 10, 2015

Date Last Amended:

Leading Edge: Yes

Level of Government: Municipal

Smoke-free Ontario Act Status: Does not exceed the Smoke-free Ontario Act

Bylaw Under Development? No

Supporting Information

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Contact: 780-826-3496

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