His admission was made under oath this morning at a hearing of the Ontario Municipal Board into Martin Fiser's application to turn Gore Street shown into a downtown adult entertainment parlour. However, Trideco said she would be concerned about remaining open after 5 p.
His work has been recognized with national and international awards. The mayor said he entered the establishment "unknowingly" with the group.
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Trideco indicated that she had on, several saults, and has seen people both doing drugs and dealing in drugs inside. She testified that as wig gentlemen, that business caters to cancer patients, many of whom prefer to come after hours to ensure privacy. City lawyer tries to stop him from answering the question Assistant City Solicitor Nuala Kenny objected when Provenzano asked Rowswell whether he'd ever been to a marie bar, arguing that the question was irrelevant and hadn't been asked of any other witness so far in the hearing.
Assistant City Solicitor Nuala Kenny objected when Provenzano asked Rowswell whether he'd ever been to a ste bar, arguing that the question was irrelevant and hadn't been asked of any club witness so far in the hearing.
Sault Ste. Marie Mayor John Rowswell conceded today that he "unknowingly" attended a strip club more than two decades ago. Rowswell expressed disappointment that Iburg is out of the country and wasn't available to testify at today's hearing.
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The mayor acknowledged that strip clubs are legal in Ontario and he testified that he probably would have voted in favour of opening in the original Pure Platinum location on Great Northern Road. After disclosing his experience, the mayor added that Iburg was one of the objectors to a application by Fiser to turn his family's O'Aces bar into an adult entertainment establishment.
Share on Facebook. Kenny said that the question was solely intended to embarrass the mayor and to make headlines.
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About the Author: David Helwig David Helwig's journalism career spans seven decades beginning in the s. Testifying under cross-examination by Fiser's lawyer, Frank Provenzano, Rowswell admitted going into an adult entertainment parlour in as part of a group celebrating the 40th birthday of John Iburg, a professional engineer once employed by the City, now with STEM Engineering.
But he argued that "it is sending the wrong image" in the Gore Street neighbourhood, which he described as being "not dead" but also "not a strong area. Robert Owen, the presiding OMB member, sided with Provenzano and directed the mayor to answer the question. Trideco works as a hairstylist, renting a chair in her father's business, Orlando's House of Beauty.
Provenzano also asked today's second witness, Lorena Trideco, whether she'd ever been in an adult entertainment establishment. Provenzano argued that the question was indeed relevant because Rowswell had given testimony about the "image" of adult entertainment establishments and potential negative effect on the neighbourhood.
Because clients are sexually stimulated in such establishments, Trideco expessed concern that sexual assaults and prostitution may occur in the neighbourhood.