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Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park

Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park

Postby mee-mo87 » Aug 19th, 2017, 11:42 am

After 2 consecutive days of fires being started in Glen Canyon/Powers Creek, as a resident of Glenrosa, it makes me livid that people are going into these closed parks.
On our way home from errands in Westbank, we witnessed 2 individuals and their dog walk out of the closed park, having to lift up the caution tape to get by. When confronted, they laughed at us like we were the idiots... Well, enjoy your visit from the RCMP.

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UPDATE: RCMP called back. They spoke to one of the individuals and he told the Cst. that he "adopted the park with his daughter and it's part of a legacy, so they go in and clean up graffiti and move along the homeless..."
The Cst. went on to say they COMMENDED them for moving the homeless, but she did explain to them that it's closed and it looks like the were using the park for pleasure use...
What?!?!
:cuss: ... there is no need for citizens to be going in there.
THE PARK IS CLOSED TO EVERYONE! EXTREME FIRE DANGER! The only people who should be in there are the RCMP or the district.

So I guess if you want to go in the parks, just tell people you're "moving the homeless out" and the RCMP will commend you on doing their job.
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Re: Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park

Postby ferri » Aug 19th, 2017, 3:29 pm

Let's try this again, but this time stay on topic. What is the topic you ask? Hint: Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park
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Re: Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park

Postby johnny24 » Aug 19th, 2017, 3:41 pm

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Re: Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park

Postby Frisk » Aug 19th, 2017, 3:42 pm

Bottom line is, regardless of how careful you are it still sets a bad example for those who are not. Be patient, respect the park restriction and in a few months when it's cool and wet again you can go use the park.
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Re: Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park

Postby Even Steven » Aug 19th, 2017, 3:45 pm

Meh. I don't see great danger in people visiting the park provided they don't smoke and start fires. Or have fire-pooping dogs.[

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Re: Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park

Postby johnny24 » Aug 19th, 2017, 3:49 pm

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Re: Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park

Postby Frisk » Aug 19th, 2017, 3:58 pm

Even Steven wrote:Meh. I don't see great danger in people visiting the park provided they don't smoke and start fires. Or have fire-pooping dogs.[


And that's the problem. There's always going to be that one dummy who smokes in the park. And that's why it's important that everyone respects the ban.

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Re: Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park

Postby johnny24 » Aug 19th, 2017, 4:00 pm

Frisk wrote:Bottom line is, regardless of how careful you are it still sets a bad example for those who are not. Be patient, respect the park restriction and in a few months when it's cool and wet again you can go use the park.


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Re: Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park

Postby dodgerdodge » Aug 19th, 2017, 7:26 pm

Little to no enforcement means selfish people just do what they want and will continue to do so. It doesn't matter whether they are smokers or not they are ignoring a ban that is widely publicised and applies to everyone, there are no "special people" exceptions.

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Re: Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park

Postby Queen K » Aug 19th, 2017, 8:48 pm

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Re: Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park

Postby youjustcomplain » Aug 21st, 2017, 12:09 pm

dodgerdodge wrote:Little to no enforcement means selfish people just do what they want and will continue to do so. It doesn't matter whether they are smokers or not they are ignoring a ban that is widely publicised and applies to everyone, there are no "special people" exceptions.


Sure there are. If you see a fire official or RCMP walking out of the park, you wouldn't bat an eye. :)

I do think that closing parks due to fire potential is absurd. We don't close lakes due to drowning potential. What we need is enforcement of the rules in place: No smoking in parks. If you're caught smoking or lighting a fire of any sort, you should have the book thrown at you. I guess the second part to that issue is that "the book" in Canada is a soft covered 1 page duo-tang.

As for posting images of the people and their car... I fail to understand why the license plate is hidden, but their faces are not. I don't think it's appropriate to be taking pictures of peoples faces then uploading them to public forums. As you did, I'm sure the police would be interested in them, but nobody else.

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Re: Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park

Postby johnny24 » Aug 21st, 2017, 2:14 pm

youjustcomplain wrote:
dodgerdodge wrote:Little to no enforcement means selfish people just do what they want and will continue to do so. It doesn't matter whether they are smokers or not they are ignoring a ban that is widely publicised and applies to everyone, there are no "special people" exceptions.


Sure there are. If you see a fire official or RCMP walking out of the park, you wouldn't bat an eye. :)

I do think that closing parks due to fire potential is absurd. We don't close lakes due to drowning potential. What we need is enforcement of the rules in place: No smoking in parks. If you're caught smoking or lighting a fire of any sort, you should have the book thrown at you. I guess the second part to that issue is that "the book" in Canada is a soft covered 1 page duo-tang.

As for posting images of the people and their car... I fail to understand why the license plate is hidden, but their faces are not. I don't think it's appropriate to be taking pictures of peoples faces then uploading them to public forums. As you did, I'm sure the police would be interested in them, but nobody else.


It's also absurd to say there are "no exceptions". There's exceptions to every rule and law. Not everyone is punished to the full extent of the law, and nor should they be. Even murderers don't all get the same sentence. Good to see the policeman used common sense in this case.
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Re: Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park

Postby gman313 » Aug 21st, 2017, 2:30 pm

talk about over reaction

I don't carry anything flammable or anything that makes a spark. i'll go wherever the hell I want. I haven 't started fire yet

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Re: Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park

Postby Fancy » Aug 21st, 2017, 2:43 pm

gman313 wrote:talk about over reaction

I don't carry anything flammable or anything that makes a spark. i'll go wherever the hell I want. I haven 't started fire yet

When there's a ban in place, it's easier to catch those that are the problem. And no, you can't go wherever the hell you want as much as you bluster about it.

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Re: Ignorant People Busted Leaving Closed Park

Postby dodgerdodge » Aug 21st, 2017, 10:55 pm

gman313 wrote:talk about over reaction

I don't carry anything flammable or anything that makes a spark. i'll go wherever the hell I want. I haven 't started fire yet


I rest my case

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