Bylaw No. 2014-13 repeals Bylaw No. 89-9, Respecting Smoking.
The new bylaw (which is identical to that of neighbouring Martensville), prohibits smoking or the use of e-cigarettes:
- Within 10 m of a recreational activity or facility in parks;
- Within 10 m of playgrounds;
- Within 10 m of recreational fields;
- On bleachers;
- Within 10 m of the perimeter of a customer service entrance area at city owned, operated or leased facilities and within 10 m of designated special events (Buster Days, Canada Day, Winter Festival);
- Within 6 m of any doorway, operable window or air intake of a municipal building; and
- On all restaurant and bar outdoor seating areas.
Products IncludedCigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Electronic Smoking Devices, Other Weeds and Substances
“Nicotine delivery device” means any product which when smoked causes nicotine to permeate the environment without restriction, and includes electronic nicotine devices such as e-cigarettes;
“Parks” means any open green space that is used for the enjoyment of the public for both passive and active recreational activities, which may have facilities for rest or recreation;
“Playground” means an outdoor area for children to play on;
“Smoke” or “smoking” means to inhale, exhale, burn, or carry a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, or other lighted smoking equipment that burns tobacco or other substance;
“Sports field” means a field used for outdoor games or activities.
Places Smoking ProhibitedDoorways, air intakes, operable windows
Patios - Restaurants
Patios - Restaurants and Bars
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities
Buffer ZonesDoorways, Air Intakes and Operable Windows - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Outdoor Events - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Playgrounds - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
This is a leading edge bylaw because it prohibits the use of e-cigarettes (anywhere smoking is not allowed) and other weeds and substances.
A novel approach was taken in this case because two nearby communities, Martensville and Warman, adopted virtually the same bylaw. This approach helps ensure a consistent understanding and public compliance, thereby reducing enforcement efforts required.
Date Passed: October 14, 2014
Date in Force: January 1, 2015
Date Last Amended:
Leading Edge: Yes
Level of Government: Municipal
Smoke-free Ontario Act Status: Exceeds Smoke-free Ontario Act
Bylaw Under Development? No
Please find contact information related to this bylaw, and links to supporting materials.
Contact: email@example.com (City Clerk) or (306) 933-2133