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Noise, Nuisance, and Public Disturbances

(As per City of Grande Prairie Bylaw #C-1103)  noise pic

Definitions

"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.

"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. For the complete bylaw, visit the link at the bottom of this page.

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: No person shall make, or allow to be made, any loud or unusual noise which disturbs or otherwise detracts from the peace, comfort, or safety of any other person of ordinary sensitivity within the City. This includes the violation of any provisions of the Traffic Safety Act which relate to noise originating from a vehicle, which is an offence under this bylaw in addition to any offence under such Act of which a person may be guilty.

Engine Idling: No person shall allow a motor vehicle engine to remain running in a residential district or within 500 feet of a residential district for longer than 20 minutes while the motor vehicle is not in motion.

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, of using insulting language.

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


Full Bylaw Document

City of Grande Prairie Bylaw #C-1103 - Noise, Nuisance, and Public Disturbances 
City of Grande Prairie Bylaw #C-989 - Animal Control (Any issues related to barking dogs are addressed herein)

 

Last updated: 1/21/2014 2:06:27 PM