Truro-owned playgrounds are now smoke free

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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TRURO - Playgrounds on town-owned property in Truro are now smoke free.
The town made the decision Sept. 14, making it illegal to smoke at its various playgrounds, located at Victoria Park, TAAC Grounds, Douglas and Willow street schools and on Pleasant Street.
The town will be amending its existing bylaw prohibiting smoking on Inglis Place, which was implemented in January, to include the new sites. Under the bylaw people can be fined between $100 and $1,000.
So far the town's police force has issued one ticket while the bylaw enforcement officer has been patrolling the area several times a day but has not written a ticket.
"So far people are complying," said bylaw enforcement officer Labinot Shala.

Geographic location: Truro, Victoria Park, Pleasant Street Inglis Place

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  • Sassy
    January 18, 2010 - 09:55

    Is it just me or does anyone else find it ironic (moronic) that ToT banned smoking on a public street nine months before it had the sense to ban it in areas where large numbers of children play?

    Still, this won't help the kids who stand in the face painting line on Canada Day in Victoria Park (outside the playground) with parents who also stand in line with their kids puffin away, forgetting that when their arms are down they are near hitting little kids in the face with their cigarette.

    Ah well.... it is better late than never to see smoking banned where kids play.