Breathe Free in Smoke Free Public Spaces
Smoke Free Bylaw 1375
Oliver’s Smoke Free Bylaw prohibits smoking in all Oliver parks, community facilities, outdoor public spaces, school properties, rail trail, public vehicles, and town streets when used as part of an outdoor public event.
Next steps include educating residents to learn more about this key initiative which is supported by Interior Health. New signage will be put in place to remind visitors and residents about the restriction parameters.
Promoting voluntary compliance through education through the website, media, social media and Oliver Tourism Association.
The adoption of the bylaw ensures healthy, smoke-free air for park users, reduces the risk of fires, reduces toxins in the soil and water, and reduces smoking-related litter.