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Guelph Politico is locally sourced and dedicated to covering the political and cultural scene in the City of Guelph. Est. 2008.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Eviction Notice

It appears things are coming to a head so far as the protest on the Hanlon Creek Business Park lands are concerned. I present the following communiqué from the HCBP Occupation e-mail:

Hey folks;

Today, Peter Cartwright came up to the HCBP occupation site to deliver a notice for our eviction. The notice states that we are to be off the site by *tomorrow, July 30th, at 4pm*. The eviction notice was delivered threatening charge of trespassing. We are committed to the protection of tributary A, the old growth forest, the blue heron, and this thriving and vital ecosystem that sustains us.

We are looking for support, both on and off the site. If you are able to, we strongly encourage and support your decision to come join us tomorrow at 4 pm. If you do not feel comfortable coming up to the encampment and potentially facing a charge of trespassing, we encourage you to show your support by standing at the entranceway off of Downey. If you are unable to be on site, please show your support by calling the following people to express that you are opposed to the eviction of people who are defending this land and water that we all need. Please express that you disagree with any arrests that will be made.

Not sure where this news leaves the planned rally in St. George's Square tomorrow night at 7 pm. The protesters were also planning a family fun day for Saturday, as well as nature walks tomorrow and Friday. I guess I'll be making another sojourn down to Guelph's southern end tomorrow.

Stay Tuned.

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