Sparwood District Council has made amendments to their Clean Air Bylaw.
On Monday – council voted to change the definition of a “smoking buffer zone.”
The new definition now reads “six meters from a public entrance, window or air intake of a public building, community recreating space, or other specified areas.”
Sparwood mayor David Wilks says he believes making the bylaw more uniform will properly address the needs of both smokers and non-smokers.
“We we’re trying to find a place where we could allow people to have a cigarette, or marijuana because it’s legal now, within a reasonable are of the rec center, but wasn’t an annoyance to the general public who do not smoke.”
The bylaw also prevents smoke zones from opening near playgrounds, outdoor parks, and the Elk Valley Leisure Centre.
– Mayor David Wilks, Sparwood