Weird Alberta Laws: Strange, Bizarre, Wacky & Absurd by Lisa WojnaWeird Alberta Laws: Strange, Bizarre, Wacky & Absurd by Lisa Wojna

Weird Alberta Laws: Strange, Bizarre, Wacky & Absurd

byLisa Wojna

Paperback | May 5, 2011

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Since becoming a province in 1905, the Alberta government enacted many laws to match the wild spirit of the frontier. Later, the unique character of the people spawned many more. Read about some of the quirky laws Alberta has hidden in its books: * In 1914, municipal leaders in the town of Ponoka banned the building of mud huts with straw roofs because they were considered a fire hazard * In 1938, any cat in Fort Saskatchewan caught not wearing a bell was considered to be 'an enemy to the Song Birds,' and its owner could face a fine of $10 or a week in the hoosegow * Legend has it that at one time, criminals who served their time in an Albertan prison were sent on their way with a loaded gun and a horse * The curfew instituted by the city of Red Deer puts the responsibility squarely on the parents; if a peace officer escorts your child home after hours, you can expect at least a $50 fine, or $100 for a second offence * As recently as 1968, it was illegal for residents in the town of Falher to attend horse races, horse race meetings, dog races, boxing contests or wrestling matches on Sundays * And more bizarre and just plain strange laws in Alberta.
Bestselling author Lisa Wojna has authored or co-authored more than 20 books for Blue Bike Books, including Weird Canadian Laws and the Bathroom Book of Canadian Quotes. She has also written many other non-fiction books. Having worked in the community newspaper industry as a writer and journalist, she has traveled all over Canada from ...
Title:Weird Alberta Laws: Strange, Bizarre, Wacky & AbsurdFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:May 5, 2011Publisher:Blue Bike BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926700074

ISBN - 13:9781926700076