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Hunters fined for disobeying sign

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Three Dubreuilville residents each were fined $200 for trespassing for the purpose of hunting.

Laurent Blais, 43, Ginette Tremblay, 33, and Jason Tremblay, 21, all pleaded guilty to the offences.

Court heard that on Oct. 13, 2007, Ministry of Natural Resources’ conservation officers were conducting surveillance on Road 14 in Doucett Township, north of Dubreuilville.

The road was posted as closed to vehicular traffic for the period of Oct. 6–19, 2007.

The accused were seen driving past the access restriction sign and were stopped by conservation officers. All of the accused were hunting at the time and all firearms were seized.

The firearms will be returned upon payment of the fines imposed by the court.

Justice of the Peace Sharon Roberson heard the case Sept. 16 in Wawa.

To report a natural resource violation, call toll-free 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) any time or contact your local MNR office during regular business hours.

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

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