With Ontario's stay-at-home order shutting down most businesses, some residents are starting to flock outside.
The City of Hamilton is now granting city bylaw officers the power to ticket anyone visiting local waterfalls and hiking trails who aren't following COVID-19 rules.
The decision was made after crowds of people flocked to the city's conservation areas, preventing Hamilton Conservation Authority park staff from enforcing proper distancing and other COVID-19 rules.
As a result, additional City enforcement staff can be called in to help control all conservation areas.
"Increased visitors to the waterfall areas, the Dundas Peak and Conservation Areas within the City continue to have negative impacts on area residents," an excerpt from the motion reads.