Escort service bylaws to be tackled by Kitimat councillors

Kitimat councillors will be addressing the possibility of amending the Kitimat Code to address escort services.

When Kitimat councillor’s meet tonight at a Committee of the Whole meeting they’ll tackle the issue of escort services.

Except it likely won’t be whether to allow or disallow any such business but rather how regulated they plan to make such operations in town. (The Municipal Code has no language which reflects this type of business.)

Kitimat administration has told councillors through a report that a business licence application has been made for an escort service.

Staff has put together possible wording amendments to Kitimat’s Municipal Code but have also warned council that there is not much power to actually prohibit any such business.

They cite past challenges in Canada’s Supreme Courts which have upheld the legality of such businesses. While the town could refuse a business licence application, an application cannot be “unreasonably refused.” Because of past court cases, administration feels prohibiting the business would not be reasonable.

Some of the terms the council committee may be considering are hours of operation and how records are kept of those working in the business as well as those requesting the services.

The proposed definition of an escort agency is “an escort service or agency run by a licensee that charges or receives a fee for providing an escort for social occasions…”

Just Posted

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

B.C. Legions in need of young members to continue aiding veterans into the future

Lest we forget what thousands of men and women did to fight for Canada’s freedoms – but without new membership, many Legion chapters face dwindling numbers

Kitimat commits itself to the global fight against polio

Mayor Phil Germuth signs a proclamation

$2 million landfill capping complete

The purpose is to minimize potential leaching of contaminants from the site.

Pipeline company urges rejection of many seeking intervener status in jurisdictional hearings

Those seeking to participate include District of Kitimat and Haisla Nation

Winter weather hits parts of Canada

As some parts of the country brace for cold, parts of B.C. remain warmer than 10 C

Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.

Kelly Ellard’s boyfriend has statutory release revoked

Darwin Duane Dorozan had several parole infractions that found him ‘unamanageable’

Doctor’s note shouldn’t be required to prove you’re sick: poll

70% of Canadians oppose allowing employers to make you get a sick note

German-born B.C. man warns against a ‘yes’ vote on proportional representation

Agassiz realtor Freddy Marks says PR in his home country shows party elites can never be voted out

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Saskatchewan college honours memory of Humboldt Broncos coach

Darcy Haugan wore jersey No. 22 when he was a star player with the Briercrest College Clippers

Liberals to act quickly if Saturday midnight deal deadline breached: source

Oh Friday, Canadian Union of Postal Workers said it would not bring the latest offers to a vote of its members

Police probe several allegations of sex assault at Toronto school

Police say they have learned of other incidents of alleged assault and sexual assault

Most Read