New rules for massage parlors

The city of Fredericton wants to make sure that massage parlors don't sell anything more than massages. On Monday night, councillors gave first approval to some new zoning definitions.

The city is re-writing its by-laws to clearly spell out what kinds of things are not allowed in the city. Among the new rules, adult entertainment is not permitted in health clubs or bars.

In the past, some business owners have tried to disguise strip clubs and sex clubs as health or massage parlors.

Under the proposed new by-laws, everything is clearly defined and adult entertainment is not allowed in any part of Fredericton.