'Police line, do not cross' ... but many still do to get to bottom of Albion Falls

News Jul 16, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Even yellow “Police line, do not cross” tape isn’t keeping people from heading down into the gorge at Albion Falls.

About 100 feet of chainlink fence was installed Friday next to the decommissioned staircase at the popular east Mountain waterfall to keep people from entering the area.

But many people decided to simply walk around the end of fence and, once inside, walk back to the staircase to start their descent.

Even after police tape was set up Saturday to stop people from using the gap between the end of the fence and a steep hill, many ignored the warning and went down anyway.

Those who did obey the fence and tape generally went further east to the cliff across from the falls — ignoring orange snow fence on the path and a keep out sign to get there.

Hamilton police have stepped up their presence at around the site this weekend. Early Saturday afternoon an officer could be seen stopping his cruiser on the bridge to warn a visitor to step back from the edge of the falls and back on the right side of the fence.

Hamilton city council on Friday ratified a decision to charge trespassers who ignored signs and fences; information on charges laid by bylaw or police officers was not available Sunday morning.

 

'Police line, do not cross' ... but many still do to get to bottom of Albion Falls

Steady stream of people ignoring City of Hamilton warnings to keep out

News Jul 16, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Even yellow “Police line, do not cross” tape isn’t keeping people from heading down into the gorge at Albion Falls.

About 100 feet of chainlink fence was installed Friday next to the decommissioned staircase at the popular east Mountain waterfall to keep people from entering the area.

But many people decided to simply walk around the end of fence and, once inside, walk back to the staircase to start their descent.

Even after police tape was set up Saturday to stop people from using the gap between the end of the fence and a steep hill, many ignored the warning and went down anyway.

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Those who did obey the fence and tape generally went further east to the cliff across from the falls — ignoring orange snow fence on the path and a keep out sign to get there.

Hamilton police have stepped up their presence at around the site this weekend. Early Saturday afternoon an officer could be seen stopping his cruiser on the bridge to warn a visitor to step back from the edge of the falls and back on the right side of the fence.

Hamilton city council on Friday ratified a decision to charge trespassers who ignored signs and fences; information on charges laid by bylaw or police officers was not available Sunday morning.

 

'Police line, do not cross' ... but many still do to get to bottom of Albion Falls

Steady stream of people ignoring City of Hamilton warnings to keep out

News Jul 16, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Even yellow “Police line, do not cross” tape isn’t keeping people from heading down into the gorge at Albion Falls.

About 100 feet of chainlink fence was installed Friday next to the decommissioned staircase at the popular east Mountain waterfall to keep people from entering the area.

But many people decided to simply walk around the end of fence and, once inside, walk back to the staircase to start their descent.

Even after police tape was set up Saturday to stop people from using the gap between the end of the fence and a steep hill, many ignored the warning and went down anyway.

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Those who did obey the fence and tape generally went further east to the cliff across from the falls — ignoring orange snow fence on the path and a keep out sign to get there.

Hamilton police have stepped up their presence at around the site this weekend. Early Saturday afternoon an officer could be seen stopping his cruiser on the bridge to warn a visitor to step back from the edge of the falls and back on the right side of the fence.

Hamilton city council on Friday ratified a decision to charge trespassers who ignored signs and fences; information on charges laid by bylaw or police officers was not available Sunday morning.