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Orillia approves by-law banning smoking on city-owned land
Orillia council has given final approval to a by-law banning smoking outdoors on property owned or leased by the city.
The ban includes smoking or vaping tobacco and cannabis with only a few exemptions.
The city believes parks, trails and city properties should be smoke and vape free.
The by-law will take effect on May 15th. The city will be hiring a part-time municipal by-law officer to help enforce the new rules.
New signs will be going up, and there will be a public education campaign on the new rules.