Last night Flin Flon City Council passed on secondl reading a bylaw establishing a zone for permitting the sale and distribution of recreation cannabis when it becomes legal if a retail outlet is approved for Flin Flon. The zone covers the uptown commercial district. There were no objections from the public at a hearing advertised for last night. The bylaw requires third reading before coming into effect
Council accepted the Fire Chiefs report for July indicating 14 incidents during the month. Councilor Ken Pawlachuk noted some people have questioned the fact the Fire Department went out to a bush fire near Bakers Narrows Lodge when there’s no agreement to fight fires in cottage areas. He said they have an agreement with Manitoba Hydro to fight fires that will affect their lines providing service to Flin Flon. The Cottage owners had the fire put out before the Fire Department arrived. Councilor Pawlachuk congratulated the Cottage Owners Association for offering fire fighting training for cottage owners.
Council has moved their next meeting from September 4th to the 11th due to another meeting.