In a previous question Moving a Weil divisor on a normal surface away from a finite set of closed points I probably asked for too much. As J.C. Ottem pointed out, it is not always possible to move a Weil divisor on a normal surface away from a given closed set of points. Fortunately in my set-up this generality is not required. Therefore, I propose the following more mild set-up and hope that the answer will be positive.

Let $Y$ be a normal surface and let $K_Y$ be the Weil divisor obtained by taking the closure of a canonical divisor on the nonsingular locus of $Y$.

**Question.** Is $K_Y$ linearly equivalent to a divisor which does not go through the singular locus of $Y$?

Again, by a normal surface I mean an integral normal excellent separated noetherian 2-dimensional scheme. I will also assume $Y$ to be (locally?) $\mathbf{Q}$-factorial in the motivation below.

**Motivation.** Given a resolution of singularities $\rho:Y^\prime\longrightarrow Y$, I would like to show that the intersection number $(\psi^\ast K_{Y},E) =0$, where $E$ is an exceptional component of $\psi$ and $\psi^\ast K_Y$ is the pull-back of the $\mathbf{Q}$-Cartier divisor $K_Y$. This will hold if I can move $K_Y$ away from the singular locus.

Intersection theory). $\endgroup$ – cgodfrey Jan 24 at 21:03