Bridgewater, Town of | Alberta

Bylaw Chapter 191, Protection from Second-Hand Smoke Bylaw

Smoking prohibited on town property owned or leased, including: parks, playgrounds, outdoor recreational facilities; grounds of town buildings; grounds of an event that is open to the public, including festivals, markets and concerts; cemetery; trails and paths; streets along a parade route while a parade is in progress; and streets within a school area, except within enclosed motor vehicles. Update: According to news reports, in early April 2014, South Shore Health asked the Town of Bridgewater to include hospital grounds in the bylaw. This record will be updated once a decision has been made by Council.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes


“Smoke” means to smoke, hold or otherwise have control over lighted tobacco.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Municipal Property
Outdoor Events
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities

Policy Analysis

This is an exemplary, leading edge bylaw in many respects: it prohibits smoking on all town property, at open air markets, during outdoor events, on the streets of a parade route during the parade, on trails and streets within a school area. Interestingly, smoking is also banned at the cemetery.

Date Passed: March 25, 2008

Date in Force: September 1, 2008

Date Last Amended:

Leading Edge: Yes

Level of Government: Municipal

Smoke-free Ontario Act Status: Exceeds Smoke-free Ontario Act

Bylaw Under Development? No

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