I decided to toss in a link fest this week to lighten the mood, get some more topics out there, and cover some ground before I take off.
– The last year has been a big one for smokers in BC; first there was the patio smoking ban, then the updates in March that made it an offense to smoke within 6 meters of entrance ways (among other stipulations). Recently two landmarks in Vancouver have also tossed around the idea of going smoke-free.
… staff have been talking with their colleagues at the park board about extending current smoking bans in Vancouver at restaurants and entranceways to beaches, playgrounds, and playing fields in public parks. It is unlikely any ban would be put in place this summer, though. [CBC]
Grouse Mountain says tobacco just doesn’t fit with the healthy lifestyle it’s trying to promote… …Grouse Mountain has decided to go smoke-free by winter, and this has become a hot topic on the street. [News1130]
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– In other news, there’s a heron carcass up in a tree in Stanley Park that is causing some problems due to its odor. [News1130]