Hamilton police called to Albion Falls to remove visitors at bottom of gorge

News Jul 14, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Fencing across a section of hill used by many visitors to descend into the Albion Falls gorge is now complete.

But even as workers were hanging chainlink fence Friday on the roughly 100-foot stretch from the decommissioned staircase south along the Bruce Trail, many people continued to go down — despite the workers’ advice that the area could be closed by the time they returned to street level.

After ignoring a warning from above from parks department staff to get out of the gorge, Hamilton police were called.

Two uniformed officers hiked into the gorge and ordered everyone out, giving them warnings rather than trespassing tickets. The city’s public works committee yesterday approved trespassing fines, but as of early Friday afternoon signs had not been posted.

City workers did Friday put up signs saying “Stay on the marked trails” and “Do not climb any fencing.”

Hamilton police called to Albion Falls to remove visitors at bottom of gorge

Warned they would be fenced in, visitors still descended into Albion Falls gorge

News Jul 14, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Fencing across a section of hill used by many visitors to descend into the Albion Falls gorge is now complete.

But even as workers were hanging chainlink fence Friday on the roughly 100-foot stretch from the decommissioned staircase south along the Bruce Trail, many people continued to go down — despite the workers’ advice that the area could be closed by the time they returned to street level.

After ignoring a warning from above from parks department staff to get out of the gorge, Hamilton police were called.

Two uniformed officers hiked into the gorge and ordered everyone out, giving them warnings rather than trespassing tickets. The city’s public works committee yesterday approved trespassing fines, but as of early Friday afternoon signs had not been posted.

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City workers did Friday put up signs saying “Stay on the marked trails” and “Do not climb any fencing.”

Hamilton police called to Albion Falls to remove visitors at bottom of gorge

Warned they would be fenced in, visitors still descended into Albion Falls gorge

News Jul 14, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Fencing across a section of hill used by many visitors to descend into the Albion Falls gorge is now complete.

But even as workers were hanging chainlink fence Friday on the roughly 100-foot stretch from the decommissioned staircase south along the Bruce Trail, many people continued to go down — despite the workers’ advice that the area could be closed by the time they returned to street level.

After ignoring a warning from above from parks department staff to get out of the gorge, Hamilton police were called.

Two uniformed officers hiked into the gorge and ordered everyone out, giving them warnings rather than trespassing tickets. The city’s public works committee yesterday approved trespassing fines, but as of early Friday afternoon signs had not been posted.

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City workers did Friday put up signs saying “Stay on the marked trails” and “Do not climb any fencing.”