Scouts camp to stay open during controversial First Nations hunt

White-tailed deer. (REG CLAYTON/QMI AGENCY FILE PHOTO)

White-tailed deer. (REG CLAYTON/QMI AGENCY FILE PHOTO)

Dan Dakin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:49 PM ET

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — While First Nations hunters track deer in a controversial hunt at Short Hills Provincial Park Saturday, a group of children will be camped out in the middle of the park.

Though the southern Ontario park will be closed to the public while more than a dozen First Nations hunters harvest deer, Camp Wetaskiwin, a Scouts Canada Camp located in the middle of the Short Hills land, will remain open.

A Scouts Canada official said a group of children will check into the camp Friday night for an overnight camp-out. The group will be at the camp throughout the day Saturday for more activities.


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