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Changes to Sylvan Lake Smoke Free Bylaw


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The Town of Sylvan Lake has expanded its Smoke Free Bylaw. In recent months, the Town of Sylvan Lake has experienced an increase in public requests for stricter smoking regulations within the community. On May 28th, Town Council passed an amended Smoke Free Bylaw with new smoking restrictions. Highlights of these new restrictions include:

• A revised definition of ‘Smoke’ or ‘Smoking’ to include:
To inhale, to exhale, burn, or have control of a lighted cigarette, lighted cigar, lighted pipe, a hookah, and electronic cigarette or vape, or other lighted smoking implement designed to burn or heat tobacco, cannabis, or any other weed or substance for the purpose of inhaling or tasting of its smoke or emissions.

• Smoking of any of the above is restricted within a:
Public park or playground property, school property, child care facility property, a playground, a sports or playing field, a skate park or bike park, an outdoor theatre, an outdoor pool or splash pad, and a municipal facility that is frequented by children.

• The distance allowed for smoking from an entrance or exit has increased from 3 metres to 5 metres.

Town staff will now set to work on signage to communicate the Town’s new smoking restrictions, which will be in place for the summer. Enforcement of the bylaw changes will take more of an educational approach until signage is in place.

A new Cannabis Consumption Bylaw is expected to come forward to Council on June 11th, which is separate from the Smoke Free Bylaw, and will regulate public consumption of non-medical cannabis once the federal government legalizes the substance later this summer.

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Celebrate Canadian Environment Week by Volunteering at the Green Deer River Valley Cleanup, June 10!

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From the Waskasoo Environmental Education Society

Formerly called the Red Deer River Cleanup, the Green Deer River Valley Cleanup will take place at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 12:00–3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2023.

This annual spring initiative draws volunteers from across the city to join forces to keep our waterways clean and safe by spending the afternoon picking up litter near the Red Deer River and in the surrounding river valley.

Refreshments and prize raffle to follow litter cleanup! There will be over $1500 in prizes for volunteers; including two grand prizes donated by NOVA Chemicals. Each grand prize includes one full-size patio heater.

How it works:

1. Meet at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre field any time between 12:00 p.m. (noon) and 1:00 p.m. to receive your supplies and begin cleaning litter along your assigned route. Children 12 & under must attend with an adult.

2. Return to the Kerry Wood Nature Centre between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to hand in your unused supplies and enjoy some light refreshments.

3. Prize raffle will begin shortly after 3:00 p.m.

Suggested to please wear/bring:

• Visible, weather-appropriate clothing
• Closed-toe walking shoes
• Hat
• Water bottle
• Sunscreen
• Bug spray
• Gloves

For more information:

• Visit

• Email [email protected]

• Phone 403-346-2010

Creating a population of citizens interested in, aware of, concerned about and involved in their natural and cultural history.

The Green Deer River Valley Cleanup is made possible thanks to the generosity and support of NOVA Chemicals, INEOS Canada Partnership, Friends of the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, and The City of Red Deer.

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Tour the 2023 Red Deer Hospital Home Lottery grand prize dream home

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Later this month, someone is going to win this 3,049 sq ft beauty, built by Sorento Custom Homes.

The 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath bungalow is located in the new Evergreen neighbourhood, backing on to protected green space which a lucky family will be enjoying through a large wall of windows, and a cozy screened patio.

Don’t wait any longer to buy tickets for a chance at 124 prizes valued at over 1.2 million dollars.  And.. Don’t forget the Mega Bucks 50 Raffle which is over a half million dollars – winner takes half!


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