Seven adults, five males and two females, have been issued summons under the Regina Parks and Open Space Bylaw 2004-27, for remaining in a park between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. The individuals who received tickets were in Victoria Park at the site of the Occupy Regina protest. One of the seven was arrested on a breach unrelated to the bylaw offence.
Last night, November 14th, at approximately 11:13 p.m., police officers went to Victoria Park, the location of the Occupy Regina protest. Police found seven adults at the site, in the north east corner of the park. The seven were informed that the police would be issuing tickets under section 5(1) of the Parks and Open Spaces Bylaw, which states that, “No person shall remain in a park between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.”. The tickets were issued without incident and six of the seven adults were free to leave. Officers observed that one of the persons, a 46 year-old male, was intoxicated. Further investigation revealed that this person was on a recognizance which included the condition of abstaining from alcohol. The male was taken into custody without incident and charged with the breach of a court-ordered condition.
The 46 year-old male is charged with Breach of Recognizance [145(3) CC]. He appeared in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.