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CVC increases trail surveillance at Island Lake in response to harassment reports

Friday, June 22, 2018 by Credit Valley Conservation

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Public Service Announcement

ORANGEVILLE – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has been notified by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Dufferin Detachment of two separate incidents of sexual harassment at Island Lake Conservation Area, occurring on Thursday May 31 and Friday June 15.

The incidents occurred along the northern section of the Vikki Barron Lakeside Trail, near the Island Lake Rowing Club. Both incidents involved a male individual verbally harassing and exposing himself to a female visitor.

We have increased our staff presence and surveillance along trails in the park. Our first commitment is to visitor safety and providing an enjoyable experience in our parks. We take this matter very seriously and are working with our partners to ensure a coordinated response. We urge park visitors to report any suspicious behaviour to the OPP Dufferin Detachment at 1-888-310-1122 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

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Media Contact
Jon MacMull
Supervisor, Marketing and Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
jon.macmull@cvc.ca