Town in B.C. bans ice cream truck music

A councillor in West Kelowna, B.C., says he doesn’t want the town to be known as “no-fun” territory, yet Bryden Winsby was unable to persuade fellow councillors to vote against a motion that has now prohibited ice cream trucks from playing music.

According to the National Post, some preoccupied councillors believe it their duty to make sure children are not “lured into running in front of traffic” by such hypnotic tunes. That, and some residents have complained to City Council about the “noisy” trucks.

The no-fun regulation approved this week is not exclusive to ice cream trucks: “The new policy bans all mobile vending trucks from using such music.”