What’s being called an illegal occupation near Nelson has been cleared by Nelson Police and RCMP as well as various other agencies.
Ministry of Transporation District Manager Hugh Eberle says a group of about ten people remained on the steep, forested land between the highway overtaking lanes and the CP rail line near the lake.
Many more may have been on that land over recent weeks.
And that raised a number of concerns.
Neither the Nelson Police Department nor RCMP are offering comment about Tuesday’s operation.
Eberle says most of the people moved on voluntarily.