In Petrolia, Ontario …

14 Jul

Petrolia-highview (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


I’ve been giving you bits of wacky laws around this great country, Canada.  Judging by the comments I’ve received, they seem to give you a few chuckles.  So to this end, I’ve found a link to Reader’s Digest, where they have a list of 13 strange laws in Canada.

Just to whet your appetite, here’s the first one:

It’s Illegal To Whistle in Petrolia, Ont. A Petrolia city rep says this unusual law simply aims to limit excessive noise between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., but according to Article 3, 772.3.6 on the town’s website, “Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing is prohibited at all times.” Keep your enthusiasm to yourself, folks.


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16 responses to “In Petrolia, Ontario …

  1. Carol Graham

    May 11, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Hi, I live in Petrolia and the bylaw is not strictly enforced. 🙂 Also wanted to mention that Petrolia, Ontario has a very flat landscape. I think the photo you have is from another Petrolia (and there are several.)

    • tkmorin

      May 12, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      I’ll have to look into that. Thank you, Carol. Can you suggest one that would better show Petrolia?

      • Carol Graham

        May 25, 2017 at 9:39 am


        Here is a photo of the main street called “Petrolia Line” looking west. Feel free to use it. The town has the moniker, “Canada’s Victorian Oil Town” and there are many great stories to go with the history. There was even a bylaw that you are not allowed to transport nitroglycerin on the main street. We use to have 4 nitro plants in Petrolia but eventually, they all blew up. There are also some photos on the town website:

        Hope that helps. (The one you have on your site now is from Petrolia, California. A much warmer place. LOL)


        Carol Graham

  2. starshining4ever

    July 16, 2013 at 3:43 am

    It’s always fun to read those wacky laws 😀

    • tkmorin

      July 16, 2013 at 9:18 am

      Isn’t though? I’ll try to come up with more! 🙂

  3. Map of Time

    July 15, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Well that’s…different. No hooting, so does that apply to owls too? 😉

    • tkmorin

      July 15, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Maybe if; they’re too close to someone who’s trying to sleep? 🙂

  4. Maurice A. Barry

    July 15, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Sounds like a place only Squidward would like to live 🙂

  5. weggieboy

    July 15, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Makes me want to take up hooting!

    • tkmorin

      July 15, 2013 at 10:56 am

      I wonder if humming is allowed? 🙂

  6. seeker

    July 14, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    shot me now…. ugh.. what a sad place 😆

  7. michaelmulholland

    July 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Oh my, I’d get arrested daily for my singing…lol

    • tkmorin

      July 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      I don’t know if it applies if you get paid for it … 🙂

      • michaelmulholland

        July 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm

        Lol, perhaps, or they’ll permit it then fine me my earnings…lol


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