Bylaw officers issue fines after Brampton Diwali celebration


Brampton bylaw officers ticketed a temple after receiving reports of a crowd celebrating Diwali, the festival of light, in a parking lot. Peel Regional Police said officers were at Gurdwara Nanaksar Temple on McLaughlin Rd. S., north of Hwy. 407, directing traffic for a drive-in event at 6 p.m. But within a short time, many pedestrians started to come and gather in the parking lot and other surrounding parking lots, as well as enter the temple. Officers contacted the city’s bylaw enforcement department and police assisted bylaw officers in dispersing the crowd of some 300 people. The temple has been charged.

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