Peterborough school board says Crestwood Secondary off limits for truck drivers convoy supporters – Peterborough | The Canadian News

Peterborough police say they will work with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board to monitor activity at Crestwood Secondary School after the board said its property is off limits to supporters of the national truck driver convoy heading to Ottawa.

Local social media posts have urged anyone heading to the Ottawa convoy this Saturday to stop at 5:30 a.m. meet at the Urban High School parking lot at 5:45 p.m.

The “Freedom Convoy” advocates that the federal government terminate all COVID-19 related mandates.

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However, the school board posted on its social media channels on Wednesday night that access to the school is not available.

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“We were not contacted for permission to use the school premises,” reads a tweet. “It is private property that cannot be used for this purpose. We respectfully request that another venue be chosen for this event. ”

The main convoy of hundreds of truck drivers from western Canada arrived in the Greater Toronto Area on Thursday afternoon with other truck convoys expected to gather in the country’s capital on Saturday.

During Thursday’s media briefing by Peterborough Public Health, police insp. John Lyons said the service is aware of the planned event at Crestwood.

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“We definitely work with the school board; we always monitor any of this information that comes to our attention and we work with them accordingly, ”said Lyons.

“If a presence is needed, we will definitely be there. And we are always prepared for whatever it may be. ”

Lyons says talks are continuing with the council that could give police permission to lodge a complaint under the Entry of Property Act, if deemed necessary.

“If there is a presence there, we will definitely be in a position to deal with it – along with the school board,” he said.

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