Police issue notice of trespassing on city lands

The Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS), said its officers are out and about in deep winter enforcing laws and by-laws.

That included issuing a notice of trespassing to individuals [likely homeless] camped out in the woods on city lands.

In recent days we have had a dip in mercury to about -22°C, not counting the wind chill.

Members of the Oshawa Downtown Foot Patrol got off the sidewalks for a bit today and into the trails, said an earlier tweet from DRPS Central East Division.

“Our officers attended and checked on the wellness and safety of these individuals after these frigid days we’ve faced recently,” it said.

“They [the campers] were educated on the Trespass to Property Act and have been given notice by City of Oshawa Bylaw that this is not an area permitted for camping,” said the tweet.

Meanwhile, the Region of Durham warned that the effects of cold weather can be experienced for up to 21 days following exposure.

“To support unsheltered residents in Durham Region, a Winter Warming Plan is in place and shelter programs are available,” it said.

One of the encampments
One of the encampments

Learn more at http://durham.ca/EmergencyShelters.

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