Restricting access

Council gave third reading to a bylaw amendment at its May 9 meeting that prohibits sleeping or camping on city property, specifically between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

City property includes City Hall, the Sportsplex, Centennial Park, the Community Centre, Spirit Square, the Visitor Centre, Robert Ostler Park, the library, and the Tidemark Theatre. Anyone caught sleeping, camping or placing sleeping or camping effects at any of those facilities is subject to a penalty of $200 under the new bylaw amendments.

The bylaw also gives the city the authority to remove from a city facility anyone who is in engaging in certain behaviours, including: using profanity; uttering threats; displaying violent conduct; possessing or using drugs, alcohol or any other intoxicating substance.