It might be time for Castlegar to ignite the conversation on an outdoor smoking bylaw.
This from Councillor Sue Heaton Sherstobitoff following a presentation from the Kootenay Smoke Free Coalition last night.
She says she would welcome a ban at public parks in the city.
Heaton Sherstobitoff says she hopes the residents would support such a bylaw.
The Kootenay Smoke Free Coalition pointed out that 85% of British Columbians do not smoke.
40 communities across the province – including Nakusp and Fruitvale – have implemented an outdoor smoking bylaw.