It would seem that the reader who is upset that she received an idling ticket, is really not looking at the picture as a whole.
When leaving your vehicle in an idling state, it is perfect for the would-be thief to take the car, along with the dogs. No doubt the doors were not locked. The vehicle is then driven to who knows where? To be left in some unknown area and maybe set on fire? Who knows what would happen to the dogs? RCMP notified and they would do their best to find the vehicle.
Then insurance on your replacement vehicle goes up, way up, and that’s when mine goes up as well, along with everyone else in the province who actually does not leave their car idling and locks the car so that it is safe. Thank goodness for the person who gave you the ticket. It would seem that the best plan that day, if your rented house was being shown, was to take your dogs for a walk and no doubt they would have enjoyed that far more than being left in an idling vehicle. Then, later, after you have taken them home, go to the bank. No possibility of the car being stolen or the dogs taken. No fine. No extra insurance for us all and no extra work for the RCMP.
Well done, City of Duncan employee!