Camp owner fined for using closed road Also fined for leaving boat on Crown Land

A lodge and camp owner, who ignored a letter refusing him a travel permit for a closed road, has been fined $1,000 for using the road anyway as well as $500 for illegally leaving a boat on Crown land.
Robert Greenfield, 72, of Clayton, Ind., pleaded guilty.
Court heard that on May 6 last year, Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers from Fort Frances District were patrolling the Tri Lake/Pipestone Road, which is closed annually to public traffic from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30.
The road has been shut since 1984 and MNR signs are posted informing the public of the closure.
Greenfield, owner of Brooks Lake Camp and Cedar Island Lodge, and another man were bringing supplies to the lodge by road and boat.
Court heard that the ministry sent a letter to Greenfield in June, 2003 telling him he could not have a travel permit for the road. As well, the boat had been illegally cached at a portage during the winter of 2003.
Justice of the Peace Pat Clysdale-Cornell heard the case Feb. 25 in Fort Frances.
The public is asked to protect Ontario’s natural resources by reporting violations to their local MNR office or anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).