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Noise, Nuisance, and Public Disturbances

As per City of Grande Prairie Bylaw C-1103


"Bullying": any objectionable or inappropriate comment, conduct, or display by a person, directed at an individual not of the same household, which causes or is likely to cause physical or emotional distress

"Public Property": any schoolyard, highway, parkland, public bridge, road, lane, footway, alley or passage, whether a thoroughfare or not, including any open space to which the public have or are permitted to have access.

"Minor": a person under 18 years of age

"Quiet Hours": shall mean between the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am on any day

"Residential District": any district designated for residential use in the City's Land Use Bylaw and amendments

Bylaw Highlights

Following is a list of the key points of City Bylaw C-1103. Please note that this is in no way a complete replication of the bylaw, but a compilation of the most commonly referenced sections.

Bullying: No person shall commit the act of bullying against another person, whether through direct contact, written or electronic communication, or any other means.

Hazing: No person shall commit the act of hazing against a minor.

Noise: Residents should expect not to be disturbed by noise and also have a responsibility not to make unreasonable noise that disturbs their neighbours. Noise includes but is not limited to: yelling, loud music, revving a vehicle's engine etc. Be considerate of your neighbours and avoid the operation of construction equipment and power tools, such as lawn mowers or snow-clearing devices, in residential areas during "quiet hours."

Bodily Waste: No person shall urinate or defecate on public property

Causing a Disturbance: No person shall cause a disturbance on public property by fighting, swearing, or using insulting language.

Fines: For first offence there is a specified penalty of $250. For second and subsequent offences, fines range from $500 - $2500.

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Last updated: 10/11/2016 10:10:52 AM