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First Nations ‘occupy’ Springwater Park


A group of First Nations members have set up camp and are occupying Springwater Provincial Park.

“The park has been closed down without any consultation to the First Nations,” Elizabeth Brass Elson, of Idle No More, said Monday.

“The group will be occupying these Crown lands until the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and the provincial government consult with the First Nation bands who have treaty title to these lands.”

On Monday, a handful of vehicles were parked at the entrance, signs that it’s still a popular destination, even on a blustery April afternoon.

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