An odd incident at Turkey Point beach is sparking outrage online.
Jamie Suprun posted a picture on Facebook of a Provincial Fine issued to his 70-year-old mother in May for unlawfully disturbing natural objects.
In Suprun’s post, he states his mother was raking the beach to help clean up the area when she was charged.
This post has spread like wildfire across social media.
Suprun has also started a Change.org campaign hoping to stop the Ministry of Environment and specifically Park Superintendent Jeff Pickersgill from “destroying Turkey Point Beach.”
In the petition, it claims that the beach is under attack by Pickersgill, stating that property owners are under attack and that the new mandate is to allow long grass and weeds to take over pristine land.
We reached out to Pickersgill, but he is on holidays this week and won’t be returning until Monday.
Assistant Park Superintendent Anthony Rumleskie told us that because it is a Provincial Fine issue they will choose not to discuss the matter in detail at this time.
Cathy Suprun, the woman who received the ticket, and her husband have declined to go into detail about the incident at this time as well.
The reason is that Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is scheduled to come down to the area this week to tour the beach and discuss the issue with the Suprun’s.
We were told they will speak more about the issue following that meeting with the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry.
More information will be provided on this story once it becomes available.
To read to the full statement included in the petition, copy and paste the link below.