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Friday, June 7, 2019

By-law Bans Smoking at South Bruce Peninsula Beaches and Parks

South Bruce Peninsula | by John Divinski  

There will be a $200 fine for those who don't abide

Public beach and park time in South Bruce Peninsula now means no smoking and no vaping.

Town CAO Brad McRoberts says the bylaw will prohibit all forms of smoking and vaping within town-owned or leased parks and beaches.

McRoberts says two additional bylaw enforcement officers will be hired to focus on parks while those already hired to patrol Sauble Beach will add these duties to their responsibilities.

He says it's going to cost the town about $20,000 for the first year, along with another 10-to-12,000-thousand-dollars that will come from the province which is money received after the community opted into the provincial cannabis retail process.

McRoberts says they plan to enforce this year through education, informing users of the bylaw and asking them to follow the rules.

If some people ignore the rules after warnings, they could be looking at a fine of $200.

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