At their meeting last night Flin Flon City Council approved on first reading their smoking bylaw. It will prohibit smoking within 5 meters or 16 feet of the doorway of any building open to the public. It will receive second and third reading at their next meeting. It will be enforced by the businesses themselves, the bylaw enforcement officer or possibly the RCMP. Vaping has not yet been included in the bylaw but will be discussed by Council.
Council will take two opportunities to promote our community. They agreed to purchase a half page ad in the Tourism Manitoba Inspiration Guide at a cost of 37 hundred dollars and will buy a sponsorship package for the 2017 Mining and Minerals Convention for up to 15 hundred dollars. Councilor Colleen McKee says it is important to continue to promote our community in the most positive way possible.