Smoking banned in Lumby parks

smoking prohibited on Salmon Trail, bus stops, in parks, playgrounds, playing fields, spray park, pool, skate park or trails

  • Aug. 23, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Lumby council has adopted a bylaw amendment with regards to smoking.

Now, in the village, smoking is prohibited on the Salmon Trail, within three metres of bus stops, in any park or green space including playgrounds, playing fields, spray park, pool, skate and/or board park or trail.

The traditional use of tobacco in aboriginal ceremonies in parks is permitted.

Smoke or smoking, as defined in the village’s parks and public places bylaw, means the inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of a lighted cigarette, electronic cigarette, cigar, pipe, hookah or other lighted smoking equipment burning tobacco or an other weed or substance.

Anyone caught breaking the bylaw will be fined $50 for a first offence, and $100 if caught as a repeat offender.