Fines imposed for off-roading

Motorists in the Garnett Valley area are reminded to stay on designated routes or face stiff penalties.

Motorists in the Garnett Valley area are reminded to stay on designated routes or face stiff penalties.

Provincial conservation officers will issue violation tickets for those who travel off the designated routes in the area.

The ticket for travelling off a designated route is $230.

If habitat destruction is observed, the penalty is $575.

Those who cause significant damage to the environment could face penalties of up to $1 million, imprisonment for up to three years or both.

Removing or destroying lawful signs carries a $345 penalty.

A single north-south route in the area has been designated as open year round.

Designated seasonal routes are open between May 1 and Dec. 31.

The designated  routes are marked and signed.