The date has been set for Monday, but the map of where you can smoke…has not.
Halifax’s rollout of its new ban on smoking and vaping on public property has a small issue — and you only have to hear their advertising to know why.
“No matter what you’re smoking or vaping, as of Oct. 15, all city property in the Halifax region is smoke-free,” a 15-second Facebook advertisement touts.
“A map showing designated areas where smoking and vaping is permitted is available online.”
Except it’s not. As of Thursday evening, there’s still no map available on the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) website.
With cannabis legalization set for Oct. 17, Halifax Regional Council has voted to amend its existing Nuisance Bylaw to prohibit smoking of any kind on municipal property, except in specially-designated areas. It’s now called the Smoking and Nuisance Bylaw.
The rollout for the amended bylaw has been problematic. It was originally supposed to come into effect on Oct. 1, only for the municipality to announce on Sept. 19 that logistical issues would push the date back.