After considering excluding tobacco and medical marijuana from the city’s smoking bylaw, Halifax council is greenlighting a full ban on smoking or vaping any substance on municipal property.
The Nuisance and Smoking Bylaw was originally passed in July and council revisited it yesterday.
It starts Oct. 1 and the city’s ordered 1,000 signs to mark designated smoking areas.
Fines will range between $25 and $2,000 and you can face up to 30 days in jail if the fine isn’t paid.
The municipality says enforcement will be complaint-driven so bylaw officers won’t be patrolling for smokers.
A 29 year old man is dead after being found unresponsive in his cell at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth.
The province says he was found Monday night around 9:30 and staff immediately began emergency response procedures and contacted Emergency Health Services.
He was taken to the Dartmouth General where he died yesterday.
Halifax Regional Police are investigating, the Justice Department is doing an internal review and the medical examiner will do an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
Halifax Regional Police are warning of counterfeit US money in the city.
It says since late August, there’ve been multiple reports of counterfeit $100 American bills being used to make purchases at local businesses mostly in Dartmouth.
You’re reminded, passing counterfeit money is a crime and may not be reimbursed if you unknowingly accept it.
You don’t have to accept a bill you suspect is counterfeit.
If you think you’ve received a counterfeit bill or if someone attempts to use a bill appearing to be counterfeit, contact police.
Halifax Regional Police are investigating a weapons complaint in Halifax.
It says just before 6 last night, it was called to Main Avenue because a man was sprayed with a sensory irritant by another man.
Witnesses told police the man may also have a gun, and fled in a white car.
Police checked a residence on Rosedale Avenue, but he wasn’t found there.
Lake Banook is hosting the 2018 PanAm Canoe Championships this weekend.
It starts tomorrow and lasts through Sunday and athletes are coming from up to 20 different nations from across North and South America.
Organizers are encouraging you to cheer on all athletes – races will run from 9AM-3PM.
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