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R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126: CONSERVATION AREAS - NORTH GREY REGION

under Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27

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current December 18, 1998 (e-Laws currency date)
December 31, 1990 December 17, 1998

Conservation Authorities Act
Loi sur les offices de protection de la nature

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 126

CONSERVATION AREAS — NORTH GREY REGION

Historical Version for the period December 31, 1990 to December 17, 1998.

No amendments.

This Regulation is made in English only.

1. In this Regulation,

“Authority” means North Grey Region Conservation Authority;

“conservation area” means an area consisting of one or more parcels of land owned or leased by the Authority;

“motorized snow vehicle” means a motorized snow vehicle as defined in the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act;

“vehicle” means a vehicle as defined in the Highway Traffic Act.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 1.

2. This Regulation applies to the use by the public of conservation areas and the works, vehicles, boats, services and other property of the Authority.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 2.

3. No person shall,

(a) deface, remove or damage any property in a conservation area;

(b) remove, injure or destroy any tree, shrub, plant, flower or other growing thing or any soil, rock or other material in a conservation area;

(c) kill, trap, hunt, pursue or in any manner disturb or cause to be disturbed any wild bird, animal or reptile within a conservation area, except,

(i) in an area designated by the Authority for that purpose, and

(ii) under the authority of a permit issued by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Authority;

(d) be in possession of, or fire or discharge any firearm, rocket or fireworks of any type or kind in a conservation area; or

(e) perform any act that causes or is likely to cause a danger to other persons using a conservation area.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 3.

4. No person shall leave any refuse or other objects or material within a conservation area except in receptacles or pits provided by the Authority for that purpose.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 4.

5. No person shall erect, post, paste, fasten, paint or affix any placard, bill, notice or sign in a conservation area unless a permit therefor is first obtained from the Secretary-Treasurer of the Authority.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 5.

6. (1) No person shall take any animal into a conservation area unless a permit therefor is first obtained from the Secretary-Treasurer of the Authority.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 6 (1).

(2) No person shall permit an animal to be in a conservation area unless the animal is secured by a leash.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 6 (2).

(3) No person shall permit an animal to be in any waters in a conservation area set aside for wading, bathing or swimming.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 6 (3).

7. No person shall,

(a) sell or offer for sale any article or service;

(b) beg or solicit charity; or

(c) advertise or carry on any business or commercial enterprise,

within a conservation area except under the authority of a permit therefor issued by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Authority.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 7.

8. No person shall conduct a public meeting or perform any act that causes persons to congregate or is likely to cause persons to congregate in a conservation area except under the authority of a permit therefor issued by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Authority.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 8.

9. No person shall be in a conservation area after sunset and before sunrise except under the authority of a permit therefor issued by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Authority.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 9.

10. No person shall wade, bathe or swim in a conservation area except at such times and at such places as are designated by the Authority for that purpose.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 10.

11. No person shall operate or use a boat in any waters within the confines of a conservation area, except in areas designated for such purpose.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 11.

12. (1) Except under the authority of a permit therefor issued by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Authority, no person shall light or maintain a fire in a conservation area in a place other than a fireplace or other location provided by the Authority for that purpose.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 12 (1).

(2) No person who lights a fire in a conservation area shall leave the fire unattended or leave the site of the fire before the fire is completely extinguished.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 12 (2).

13. Except in conservation areas that have been designated and posted by the Authority for hunting and archery, no person other than a peace officer shall possess an air-gun, firearm, sling-shot or archery equipment in a conservation area.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 13.

14. (1) No person shall camp in a conservation area except in such places as are designated by the Authority for that purpose.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 14 (1).

(2) No person shall occupy a camp-site except under the authority of a permit issued therefor by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Authority.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 14 (2).

15. (1) Sections 135, 141, 142 and 148 of the Highway Traffic Act apply with necessary modifications to the operation of vehicles on roads under the jurisdiction of the Authority.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 15 (1).

(2) No person shall,

(a) operate a vehicle within a conservation area except on a roadway or other place set aside by the Authority for that purpose;

(b) operate a vehicle at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour unless otherwise posted on any road under the jurisdiction of the Authority;

(c) park a vehicle within a conservation area in a place other than one that has been designated by the Authority for that purpose;

(d) operate a commercial vehicle, as defined in the Truck Transportation Act, within a conservation area for commercial purposes, except for the purpose of making deliveries within the conservation area; or

(e) operate a motorized snow vehicle on nature trails in a conservation area.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 15 (2).

(3) An officer may direct traffic and, in cases of fire, accident, traffic congestion or other emergency, may direct it into such channels as are necessary to prevent or relieve congestion or give right of way.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 15 (3).

(4) Every person shall obey any direction given under subsection (3).  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 15 (4).

16. (1) No person shall operate a motorized snow vehicle in a conservation area except,

(a) under the authority of a permit therefor issued by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Authority; and

(b) in a part thereof that is so designated by the Authority for that purpose.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 16 (1).

(2) Every operator of a motorized snow vehicle shall produce the permit to operate the vehicle in a conservation area for inspection by an officer upon request.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 16 (2).

(3) No person shall operate a motorized snow vehicle in a conservation area except where a permit under the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act has been issued therefor.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 16 (3).

(4) No person shall operate a motorized snow vehicle in a conservation area unless the person is insured under a motor vehicle liability policy in accordance with the Insurance Act in respect thereof.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 16 (4).

17. (1) A conservation area or any part thereof may be closed entirely during such specified periods of time as the Authority determines and no person shall enter upon or occupy any such conservation area or any part thereof during the times so posted.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 17 (1).

(2) A conservation area or any part thereof may be closed to certain uses during such specified periods of time as the Authority determines and no person shall enter upon or occupy such conservation area or any part thereof for such specified uses during the times so posted.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 17 (2).

18. Staff members of the Authority are appointed officers to enforce this Regulation.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 126, s. 18.