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Smoke Free Parks

 

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Kelowna beaches and parks are now smoke-free.

Effective February 1, 2011, Kelowna Parks’ smoke-free bylaw prohibits smoking in all Kelowna parks, including beaches, trails, playgrounds, sports fields and stadiums.

bullet.jpg Frequently Asked Questions

The bylaw ensures healthy, smoke-free air for park users, reduces risk of fires, reduces toxins in the soil and water, and reduces smoking-related litter.

By updating the Parks and Public Spaces Bylaw to make parks smoke-free, Kelowna joins a growing list of municipalities in British Columbia to eliminate or restrict smoking in parks and on beaches. Parks and beaches in neighbouring West Kelowna and the Regional District of Central Okanagan are also smoke-free.

The move is supported by the Interior Health Authority, Canadian Cancer Society (BC Yukon) and the majority of Kelowna residents.

Resources:
bullet.jpg Frequently Asked Questions
bullet.jpg Reports and Bylaws
        bullet.jpg Parks & Public Spaces Bylaw pdf icon
        bullet.jpg City of Kelowna Ticket Information Utilization Bylaw # 6550-89
bullet.jpg External Links:
        bullet.jpg Province of British Columbia, smoke-free legislation 
            bullet.jpg Tobacco Control Act  
            bullet.jpg Motor Vehicle Act 
        bullet.jpg Interior Health Authority 
        bullet.jpg Canadian Cancer Society (BC Yukon) 
        bullet.jpg Act Now, BC

 

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