If you look at section 11 of the Regulation
...it sort of implies that it is the school building that is used for the distance requirement.
Specifically, it says "...or public building other than a school." ...and it is repeated a few times.
The schoolyard I'm assuming would fall under the 'playground' or 'athletic field' stipulations...
Yup...It sure isn't very clear, and there is room for someone to run into an issue.
If you're hunting within a kilometer of a school, I'd suggest you contact the local DNR office to be sure of your boundaries.
Discharge of firearm/bow near buildings
11 (1) No person shall at any time hunt, take or kill or attempt to hunt, take or kill wildlife with a weapon or discharge a weapon within 804 metres of a school.
Subsection 11(1) amended: O.I.C. 96-460, N.S. Reg. 109/96; O.I.C. 2010-244, N.S. Reg. 84/2010.
The letter of the law said...(school) but rest assured if there is an issue with someone being to close to a school playground with a firearm and there is an incident....you will be enlightened by a CO,or a Judge.
As one member stated it's best to be further away from a school then necessary....it removes all doubt.
Acts and Regulations can be misinterpreted.. and many times are,that's why it's left up to officer discretion and the judicial system.....