MNR staff track down culprit
A Brighton man has been fined $500 for dumping garbage in a wildlife area.
Paul Reddom Jr, 21 pleaded guilty to depositing material on public lands contrary to the Public Lands Act.
The court heard that Ministry of Natural Resources staff located a large pile of garbage in the Brighton Provincial Wildlife Area. Included in the garbage were some documents and a photograph. After a number of interviews and leads, a Peterborough District conservation officer located Reddom Jr., who admitted to taking the garbage to the wildlife area, after being paid to take it to the Brighton dump site.
Justice of the Peace Jack Leblanc heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Brighton, on March 11, 2010.
The Brighton Provincial Wildlife Area is on approximately 400 hectares of Crown land and is considered a provincially significant Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI).
To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry officer during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).