First smoking in public tickets handed out

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First smoking in public tickets handed out

Here is the story of the first tickets handed out to those in violation of the ban on smoking in public as presented by the Regina and Saskatoon newspapers. Interesting how the different papers 'spun' the headline on the same article.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Smoking 'raid' irks hotelier
Police escort health inspectors to Weyburn bar

Veronica Rhodes
Saskatoon The StarPhoenix

January 21, 2005

REGINA -- A team of health inspectors with a police escort pounced on a Weyburn bar Wednesday night, blowing a whistle and writing up tickets for the business, the bar owner and a patron.

"This is like the gestapo, a raid. How ridiculous is this getting?" said Rob Joyal, owner of the Royal Hotel in Weyburn.

Grant Paulson, senior public health inspector with the Sun Country Regional Health Authority, said four health inspectors entered the bar with two police officers and used a whistle to get the attention of the patrons and the staff.

Link to the complete story  in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Regina Leader Post

Smoking 'gestapo' raids bar
Health inspectors ticket Weyburn hotel
 
Veronica Rhodes
Regina Leader-Post

A team of health inspectors with a police escort pounced on a Weyburn bar Wednesday night, blowing a whistle and writing up tickets for the business, says the bar owner and a patron.

"This is like the gestapo, a raid. How ridiculous is this getting?" said Rob Joyal, owner of the Royal Hotel in Weyburn.

Grant Paulson, senior public health inspector with the Sun Country Regional Health Authority, said four health inspectors entered the bar with two police officers and used a whistle to get the attention of the patrons and the staff.

Link to the complete story in the Regina Leader Post

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