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A Corner Brook angler says it seems the provincial government’s attempt to end illegal camping in some popular areas has failed.

Take the area near Little Falls bridge on the Upper Humber River.

“The province put a push on a few years back to close up those illegal camping areas for fear of pollution to the land and the river. It worked for a little while, but the illegal campers are back in full force. I checked out the site last week and there were 17 trailers along the roadway just above the river,” he wrote. “I wonder where all their sewage and garbage is ending up? Some people just don’t care and just don’t follow regulations. And it’s obvious the government departments involved doesn’t do any follow up checks either.

“Maybe government should try again, drive the campers out of the area and this time block off the roadway so they can’t get back in.”

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The woman who phoned a while ago to express her opposition to the plan for a dog park in Corner Brook sounds more riled up than ever.

“Instead of wasting money on this park maybe they should spend it on supporting a farmers market where you can buy a few local vegetables. It would be much better.

“If dog owners want to walk their dogs they can go up into the woods anywhere in the city,” she said. “It’s a complete waste of taxpayers’ money as far as I’m concerned.”

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A notice last week form the RCMP about an accident on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Howley turnoff suggested drivers “take an alternate route.”

That’s not so easy now that the train and coastal boats don’t run.

Organizations: RCMP, Trans-Canada Highway

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Little Falls, Upper Humber River

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