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City Of Duncan Reviews Policies On Greased Pigs?

by Adrienne Richards
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Duncan will be passing a motion to repeal some old bylaws on April 15th. Duncan Days is gonna be off the hook this year!


One bylaw they will be repealing is the “Greased Pig Prohibited Performance Bylaw”. At first read it seems as if this were from the 40’s or 50’s, but no, it seems in 1990 council felt the need to pass a bylaw that stated: “ A bylaw to prohibit – participants pursue, capture and/or hold animals who have been greased to elude capture, or attempt to pursue, capture and/or hold animals who have been greased to elude capture; (b) participants attempt to pursue, capture and/or hold animals who have been greased to elude capture, whether or not the same have been greased to elude capture;” Seems fair enough when thinking about animal cruelty issues, so is Duncan looking to revive this sport in the near future?


It seems in 1986 the Council was a stick-in-the-mud and passed a bylaw called the “Video Arcade Prohibition Bylaw”. This bylaw stated: “VIDEO ARCADE” means an amusement arcade containing four or more video games. 2. No person shall operate or permit the operation of a video arcade in the Municipality. 3. A person who violates this bylaw commits an offence and is punishable in accordance with the Offence Act. “. I guess we can rest easy that this will now be repealed. Bring on the Pac-Man!


In 1996 Council passed a bylaw called ““Escort and Dating Service Bylaw” to charge fees and demand licensing of businesses that perform ‘body rubs’ and more. Some of the definitions are quite the read. “Body rub” (a) includes the manipulating, touching or stimulating, by any means, of a person’s body or part of a person’s body”. ““body rub parlour” includes (a) a place where a body rub is performed, offered or solicited; “body massager” means a person who administers a body rub”. And I must say, I have never heard of this profession being referred to as “encounter counselor means a person who carries on the business of holding or conducting an encounter session”. The fees for said business were “An applicant for a license to carry on business as a body massager, an escort, an encounter counsellor or a model must pay to the City an annual license fee of $250.00.”; However Duncan got a larger kickback from the Escort services at a whopping: “An applicant for a licence to carry on the business of operating an escort service, a dating service or a studio must pay to the City an annual license fee of $1,500.00.” Seems Duncan wanted in on the take from the “Johns”. So wait, was Duncan getting fees up until this repeal for these services?


Public input welcome, April 15, 6 PM!


Who knew reading council agendas could be so amusing at times.

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