Manitoba

Council mulls installing CCTV cameras in Winnipeg to catch illegal dumpers

​Two Winnipeg city councillors want to install closed-circuit cameras in the city to catch people illegally dumping garbage.

Coun. Ross Eadie and Coun. Devi Sharma table motion to look into cost of installing cameras

According to two Winnipeg city councillors, illegal dumping is on the rise. (William Spencer)

Two Winnipeg city councillors want to install closed-circuit cameras in the city to catch people illegally dumping garbage.

Coun. Ross Eadie and Coun. Devi Sharma tabled a motion at Wednesday morning's city council meeting to have the city look into how much a program like that would cost.
City council will have to decide if it's worth exploring the use of CCTV cameras to catch illegal dumpers in Winnipeg. (Soeren Stache/Pool/Reuters)

The councillors said illegal dumping is on the rise in Winnipeg, and charges against dumpers are extremely difficult to lay without visual evidence.

The motion calls for the city to cost-out a two-year pilot program that would see CCTV cameras installed.

The motion didn't say how many cameras are being proposed or where they would be installed.

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