Ont. police issue warning after barbed wire found across snowmobile trail

Ontario Provincial Police have issued a warning after barbed wire was found along a snowmobile trail in a community approximately 150 kilometres northwest of Toronto.

See Full Article

The wire was found across four entrances to a section of Crown land in Grey Highlands.

Police said a single strand of barbed wire was found at each entrance to the land, in the area of Grey Road 31 and Road 57D. In each case, the wire was strung parallel to the ground at a height of approximately one metre.

Along with the wires were signs that read: "Snowmobile Trail Closed... Snowmobiles Stay Off to Avoid Prosecution. Caution - Beware of Wire Barriers on Closed Trails... Rob Roy LOA, 27 December 2015."

Police said the signs were placed on the land illegally, and that they are trying to find whoever is responsible. If the signs or wire are found again, police said they could lay criminal charges.

The wire has been removed, but officers said it could have led to serious injuries or death if a snowmobiler had been passing through the area and didn't see it.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with more information is asked to contact provincial police at 1-888-310-1122, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Combustible cladding could be on 600 highrise buildings in England: PM

    World News CBC News
    The British prime minister estimates 600 highrise buildings in England have cladding made of materials similar to what was found in a devastating west London fire. Theresa May told the House of Commons that authorities submitted cladding on similar buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14 that killed at least 79 people. Source
  • University of Toronto gets ready for graduation ceremony today for black students

    Canada News CTV News
    TORONTO - Organizers of a graduation ceremony for black students at Canada's largest university say the event is meant to acknowledge the barriers that remain for people of colour pursuing academia. The ceremony is being held Thursday at the University of Toronto after two students took it upon themselves to organize the event for black students completing degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Source
  • Prince Harry says nobody wants to be king or queen

    World News CBC News
    Prince Harry said no one in Britain's royal family wants to be king or queen and criticised a decision to force him to parade behind his mother Princess Diana's coffin after her death in 1997, according to an interview with a U.S. Source
  • Four more arrests linked to Brussels rail station attack

    World News CBC News
    Belgian authorities said Thursday that police detained four people in a series of raids in Brussels linked to the failed bombing at a rail station this week by a man reportedly shouting "Allahu akbar." The federal prosecutor's office said that the four were picked up during searches in the Molenbeek neighborhood, as well as in Anderlecht and Koekelberg. Source
  • Suicide car bombing in Afghanistan kills at least 15

    World News CBC News
    A local police chief in Afghanistan says a suicide car bombing targeted Afghan soldiers lining up outside a bank in southern Helmand province, killing at least 15 people. Provincial police chief Gen. Agha Noor Kentoz says the attacker struck on Thursday in Lashkargah, the provincial capital. Source
  • Suicide car bombing in Afghanistan kills 29

    World News CBC News
    The governor of Afghanistan's Helmand province says a suicide bombing outside a bank has killed 29 people, most of them civilians. Provincial police chief Gen. Agha Noor Kentoz says the attacker struck on Thursday in Lashkargah, the provincial capital. Source
  • Talks with Pentagon over 'interim' fighter jets continue despite Boeing snub

    Canada News CBC News
    Talks with the Pentagon about filling the Canadian air force's short-term need for jet fighters remain on track, said Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. Those negotiations for a so-called "interim capability" continue despite the Liberal government making a very public display at the Paris Air Show this week of snubbing Boeing executives. Source
  • How the murder of a 12-year-old shoeshine boy forever changed Toronto the Good

    Canada News CBC News
    Forty years ago, Yonge Street was better known as the Sin Strip — an artery of downtown Toronto that was home to dozens of strip clubs and body rub parlours, a legal grey zone to which politicians and police often turned a blind eye. Source
  • Why wages aren't rising while workers remain in short supply: Don Pittis

    Canada News CBC News
    It used to be that the rules for how inflation worked were pretty simple. Now, as the official statistics show prices stalling at between one and two per cent, a growing number of economists aren't so sure. Source