There was no smoke in the Timmins City Council Chamber during the Tuesday night meeting… but there was talk of two kinds of it.

Council is looking in to the idea of a licence fee for any business in town that sells tobacco.  That comes at the request of the Canadian Cancer Society, in a letter to the city.

That raised a question from rookie councillor Mickey Auger (OH-zhay) to Mayor George Pirie, about selling recreational marijuana.

“People want to know if they can buy marijuana on Third Avenue or whatever,” Auger asked. The mayor replied “That’ll be an item that we’ll be discussing at our first meeting of the new year.”

The province is leaving it up to each individual municipality, whether it will allow marijuana sales.