It appears thousands of New Westminster residents have been breaking a little-known rule that’s been around since 1903.
Before tonight’s city hall meeting, you actually couldn’t be out after sunset.
But Mayor Jonathan Cote says today’s residents need not worry: scrapping the motion tonight is going unopposed.
“I’m not expecting a big debate from City Council, or the community regarding keeping the 1903 curfew bylaw, but if it does go smoothly, we’ll begin the process to eliminate the bylaw.”
Cote’s best guess as to why the bylaw came into existence?
“It does appear to be related to young folks, teenagers being out past sunset, and that appears to be the aim. There’s also some information very specific to St. Patrick’s Day.”
He posted a photo of the motion to Instagram yesterday.
Some people joked the bylaw should be kept in place, with one user saying, “it might make it easier to raise my son!”
No tickets involving this rule have ever been handed out.
Anyone that would have received a ticket would have had to fork over $1.