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Left camper nets fine for Red Lake resident

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A Red Lake man has been fined $500 for leaving a camper on Crown land.

Brent Marks pleaded guilty to depositing an item on public land—an offence under the Public Lands Act.

Court heard that on Feb. 26, conservation officers located a bus, which had been converted into a camper, on Crown land on Dixie West Road, about 35 km from Red Lake.

Further investigation revealed the camper was left on Crown land over the winter.

It since has been removed.

Justice of the Peace Edith Baas heard the case April 26 in Red Lake.

The public is reminded that it is illegal to leave vehicles and other objects on Crown land.

Camping is permitted on most Crown land for 21 days.

Any long-term occupation and use of Crown land requires a land use permit from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

To report a natural resources violation, call toll-free 1-877-847-7667 any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours.

You also can call Crime stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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