Seasonal Information

ATTENTION Trespassers:

Please be advised the following Provincial Legislation is in place regarding trespassing and mud bogging on private property.  This illegal activity and damage to fields can cause economic and monetary loss to the land owners and local residents.

The Petty Trespass Act reads as follows:

Prohibition

2(1)  Every person who

           (a)    without the permission of the owner or occupier of land enters on land when entry is prohibited under section 2.1, or

           (b)    does not leave land immediately after he or she is directed to do so by the owner or occupier of the land or a person      authorized by the owner or occupier is guilty of an offence.

  (2)  A person who is guilty of an offence under subsection (1), whether or not any damage is caused by the contravention, is liable

          (a)    for a first offence, to a fine not exceeding $2000, and

          (b)    for a 2nd or subsequent offence in relation to the same land, to a fine not exceeding $5000.

  (3)  It is a defence to a charge under subsection (2) for the accused to establish that the accused had a right or authority conferred by law to be on the land.

  (4)  There is a presumption that access for lawful purposes to the door of a building on land by a pathway apparently provided for the purpose of access is not a trespass.

If any person is witness to this illegal activity, they should do their best to get a licence plate number or description of the motor vehicle and notify your local Law Enforcement immediately.