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July 05, 2022

Canola fields may be an irresistible flower meadow to some but is in fact a valuable crop to farmers

people at side of road in a canola field.

Photo: OPP Central Region Twitter account

BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — OPP are warning everyone to resist the urge to stop and take selfies in canola fields or any other field as seen on Hwy 10 south of Dundalk on the Canada Day long weekend. Many cars were pulled over on the side of the road and people were entering farmers' fields to take photos. They may be unaware that this is a farmer's valuable crop. When a crop is trampled, it can't be harvested and results in profit loss.

People seemingly are seeking out canola fields in which to take photos and posting them on social media. Let's face it, canola fields are beautiful when in bloom, however entering a farmer's field is trespassing and a chargeable offence. You must have the property owners' permission to enter fields. No trespassing signs do not need to be posted on a field for it to be an offence.

Fines for trespassing could be as high as $10,000.

Destruction of property is also a criminal act and the perpetrator could be charged with mischief. 

OPP advise you to call the Provincial Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122 right away if you see someone trespassing or damaging property.

 


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