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In Petrolia, Ontario …

Petrolia-highview

Petrolia-highview (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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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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Still on the Books – can you believe it?

English: Balloon modelling.

Balloon modelling. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

British Columbia have a few laws that they never bothered to take off the books.  Some of them are wacky and ridiculous in this day and age.

People of Oak Bay, for instance,  seem to prefer cats to dogs. The law there says that you can keep as many as 5 cats “per parcel of land” but no more than 2 dogs over the age of 4 months. If the dog has puppies, you have a month to report the news to a License Inspector.

And in Victoria, it is illegal for buskers to give out balloon animals to children.

 

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