Are they deaf, blind or just plain dumb? People walking into Rattlesnake park that was closed.

News 100 blueBy Staff

March 23, 2020



Rattlesnake 1 police car

Police vehicles blocked the entrance to the park – but they didn’t have the authority to physically prevent people from entering.

The message was pretty clear – the Conservation Halton Parks were closed – shut.

The cars that lined the upper reaches of Appleby Line outside the entrance to Rattlesnake Park took up most of the space on the road.

It is behaviour like that that forces governments to put tough rules in place.

Rattlesnake 2

All parked outside the entrance to Rattlesnake Park – Further up the road bylaw enforcement officers were diligently putting tickets underneath the windshield wipers.

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4 comments to Are they deaf, blind or just plain dumb? People walking into Rattlesnake park that was closed.

  • Maggie Steiss

    I am very much not in favor of closing parks or trails, municipal, provincial or federal. While some precautions are good and necessary total restriction will do more harm than good. The current situation is difficult enough without denying people fresh air and exercise. Much as been made of the toll this virus is and will take on our health care system. What about the toll on our mental health resources. How long can we totally isolate ourselves without it effecting our mental health. I have been getting headaches more frequently and it has nothing to do with the virus. It is a lack of fresh air. I am currently stuck living in a hotel room since I no longer have my house. I will be writing about the reasons for that on all my social media platforms exposing the corruption in the mortgage industry. I do get out for the odd walk to the store and the local takeout places but a true nature walk right now would do my soul a great deal of good.
    I can’t remember if i have ever been to rattlesnake point. Probably when I was a kid but that was a long time ago. Not having a car makes it difficult to get there and other places like it.
    A walk in nature to preserve ones sanity and be less of a burden on our already overtaxed mental health services is not selfish. We just need to use common sense. Also everyone is “entitled” to preserve their sanity.

  • Eva A

    How about towing them then they would have a nice long walk.

  • Lynn Crosby

    So much that we see now illustrates just how selfish so many are and that our society is not what it once was. So much “me me me” and “look at me”. I think social media has changed things and not for the better. I wonder if we will rise to the occasion when this is done and make some big changes in priorities and values.

  • Perryb

    There is no cure for stupid. Or entitlement.