‘You’re not welcome here’: Goderich’s message to ‘unauthorized’ car rallies

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Provincial police are warning of a potential “unauthorized car gathering” in Goderich this weekend, saying roads could be closed to stop illegal activity and disturbances.

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The Huron County Ontario Provincial Police released a statement on Wednesday warning attendees who may be considering a rally in Goderich: “You are not welcome here.

The eventual weekend rally could take inspiration from recent activity at Wasaga Beach that has led to “unlawful acts including mischief, dangerous driving, impaired driving, disturbances of the peace, break-ins burglary” and other offences, police warn.

City staff and police are working together to protect the citizens of Goderich from the possible weekend event, the Ontario Provincial Police said.

“Responsible and respectful visitors who follow the law are always encouraged to visit the Town of Goderich,” Acting Mayor Myles Murdock said in a statement.

“The Ontario Provincial Police have all the resources necessary to deal with this unauthorized car rally. I ask residents who witness illegal activities to refrain from intervening to stop them. Instead, please report this activity to the police immediately and allow them to do their job. »

Roads could be closed and traffic could be blocked amid the rally and police response, the Ontario Provincial Police have warned.

“Should an unauthorized car rally attempt to come to Goderich this weekend, I want to reassure our local citizens that we are fully prepared and have the necessary police resources in place to protect our community,” said Huron OPP Insp. . said Jason Younan.

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