Charge dare­dev­ils their res­cue cost

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Wa­ter­fall safety

I’ve lived in Hamil­ton my whole life, as a young per­son I hiked in and around Al­bion Falls and yes there was oc­ca­sion­ally a hiker who needed res­cu­ing but I sim­ply can­not be­lieve how reck­less peo­ple are be­ing and how no one thinks they can get hurt.

Rules are hav­ing to be made due to the large amount of peo­ple do­ing just that and hav­ing to call out our emer­gency ser­vices, 7 units re­spond­ing to the last one! Seems com­mon sense has left most peo­ple in this day and age, so per­haps hir­ing a new by­law of­fi­cer, just to fine peo­ple who do not re­spect the fences, tag cars im­prop­erly parked, and if all else fails charge the per­son the $5,000 it costs to res­cue them. At least if peo­ple want to be reck­less the city will make some money from it in­stead of the tax­pay­ers of Hamil­ton hav­ing to in­cur the costs in­volved in try­ing to keep these peo­ple safe from them­selves. Diana MacKen­zie, Hamil­ton

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.