January 4 2000
Free Press Files
As of Saturday, smokers have officially been left to stand outside in the cold to get their ‘nic fit’ thanks to the Workers’ Compensation Board’s new second-hand smoke regulations.
Some of the Elk Valley’s pubs and taverns are not so happy about the new law, asserting that they feel big brother has crossed the line.
“It’s almost like the government is telling us what we can and can’t do,” said the manager of the Royal Hotel in Fernie, Leanne Renaud. “It’s a personal choice and they’re taking it away.”
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