Is This Carleton Place Bylaw still in Effect?


Believe it or not these laws are still in effect..

Bingo games cannot last more than 5 hours (North Carolina)

If you cut down a cactus, you could be sentenced to 25 years in prison (Arizona)

It’s illegal to sell your eyeballs (Texas)

It’s against the law to sing off-key (North Carolina)

You may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday (Rhode Island)

You are not allowed to eat fried chicken any other way than using your hands (Gainesville, Georgia)

Red cars may not drive down Lake Street (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit (Wyoming)

It’s illegal to attend a public event or use public transport within 4 hours of eating an onions or garlic (Indiana)


View from the roof of a building on the north shore of the Mississippi River, c. 1920

The town of Carleton Place passed a bylaw prohibiting the trotting of horses across the Central Bridge in order that the vibration of the structure be lessened. In 1954, the Carleton Place Canadian believed the bylaw was still in effect, but not enforced. Does it still exist today?

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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