Nudism and fireworks: The infractions that keep Canada’s national park wardens busy

Nearly half the incidents of nudity that Parks Canada wardens dealt with in 2015 took place in Jasper National Park. Was it one incorrigible nudist or is Jasper a naturist hotspot? Privacy laws mean we may never know. But data released about what keeps the guardians of Canada’s national parks busy tells other stories, too.

Across the country, officers spend their time responding to camping permit violations, highway violations and campfire violations, which make up about a quarter of the total incidents at national parks. Liquor violations (of course) and people entering restricted areas make up the rest of the top five, according to data from Parks Canada.

An incident is any situation that involves a park warden, said Tamaini Snaith, the director of the law enforcement branch for Parks Canada. Read full original article…

Source: National Post

18 July, 2017, 7:15 pm

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