Decision put off on smoke-free Cornwall waterfront trail

In this May 2018, file photo, a couple walks along the waterfront trail at the south end of Lamoureux Park in Cornwall, Ont. The Great River Network is asking city council to make the entire trail smoke-free from Power Dam Drive to Gray's Creek. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – Cornwall city council has put off a decision whether to make the waterfront trail smoke-free.

Staff had suggested the municipality not make the trail between Power Dam Drive and Gray’s Creek a no smoking zone, but put ashtrays along the trail where there are a large amount of cigarette butts.

But Coun. Claude McIntosh asked for the deferral on Monday because Patricia O’Hara, chairman of the Great River Network, wanted to speak to council before it makes its decision.

The next council meeting isn’t until Oct. 15.