North Bay high schools hotbed of contraband smokes


by: David Helwig

“You people are being flooded by illegal tobacco.”


As determined by OCSA, here are Ontario’s top 10 sites for illegal tobacco use in 2016:

  1. Whitby City Hall, Durham – 92.00 per cent
  2. The Station Mall, Sault Ste. Marie 90.70 per cent
  3. St Joseph-Scollard Hall, School North Bay 82.80 per cent
  4. Wellington Square Mall, Sault Ste. Marie 75.00 per cent
  5. OLG Head office, Sault Ste. Marie 74.90 per cent
  6. Orillia Square Mall, Orillia 73.00 per cent
  7. Cambrian Mall, Sault Ste. Marie 73.00 per cent
  8. Chippewa Secondary School, North Bay 67.90 per cent
  9. Providence Continuing Care Centre, Kingston 64.70 per cent
  10. Huntsville High School, Huntsville 62.90 per cent


Ontario Regulation 649/93 allows unmarked cigarettes to be sold on a reserve to adult members of a band for their own consumption, but prohibits purchase of excess quantities of unmarked cigarettes that could be resold to non-Indians.

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