Location, flag and current car licence plate of New Brunswick
New Brunswick locates the eastern maritime area, and the only constitutionally
bilingual province in Canada.
The majority is English-speaking, but there is also 32 percent Francophone
minority. Total population of New Brunswick
is estimated about 750,000 in 2009. Although the population in the Province
has changed significantly, the city
inhabitants of Saint John has been steady declined for several decades.
The climate of Saint John is humid. Average low temperature in February
-12.7 C, high in July is 22.4 C.
The city of Saint John, New Brunswick
(L) Reversing Falls, Saint Johne (R) Miramichi River, New Brunswick
(L) Grand Falls, New Brunswick (R) Saint John Throughway, the right side
access is connected to the Hourbor Bridge.
(L) University of New Brunswick, Fredericton (R) The population decreased
in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Smoke-free Places Act, New Brunswick
It prohibits smoking in indoor workplaces and enclosed public places, including
bingo halls, bowling alleys, casinos,
restaurants, bars, and outdoor eating and drinking areas within restaurants
Ban on smoking in vehicles with children comes into effect in January 2010.
Motorists are being reminded that a provincial ban on smoking in motor
vehicles when children are present comes
into effect Jan. 1, 2010. "The prohibition of smoking in cars when
children are in car will ensure more protection
for young people from the health risks associated with second-hand smoke,"
said Health Minister Mary Schryer.
"This initiative is a step forward to protect the public from second-hand
smoke and to reduce the use of tobacco
The Smoke-free Places Act prohibits smoking in a motor vehicle when a person
younger than 16 is present. Similar
legislation exists in Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and the Yukon,
and is being put in force in Manitoba and
Prince Edward Island. Research has shown that the effects of second-hand
smoke are experienced more intensely
by children than adults because of their frequent respiratory rates. In
sealed, enclosed spaces such as cars,
tobacco-smoke may reach levels 23 times higher than in a house. "This
legislation will go a long way in protecting
New Brunswick children from the dangers of second hand smoke, said Anne
McTiernan-Gamble, the executive director
of the Canadian Cancer Society.
"Reducing exposure to tobacco is critical to ensuring the best possible
health outcomes for our children now and in
the future. "Provincial drivers are reminded that failure to comply
with the legislation is a punishable offence, and
offending drivers may face fines of $140-$570. Other initiatives aimed
at decreasing and recouping costs associated
with tobacco use in New Brunswick have included a ban on tobacco displays
and point-of-sale tobacco advertising
as well as the launch of a lawsuit against tobacco companies.
"This ban is also another step in the de-normalization of tobacco
products, which will reduce how often children
see tobacco being used, said Schryer. "It is another effort in not
only reducing children's exposure to second-hand
smoke but also in trying to prevent children from beginning to use tobacco
products. It will encourage the residents
of New Brunswick to lead a healthier lifestyle that does not include tobacco."
Source: Communications New Brunswick, Fredericton, December 30, 2009
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