Man opposing Arrowdale development turns himself in to police

Trevor Bomberry has turned himself into police in relation to the months-long occupation of the former Arrowdale Golf ocurse in the city of Brantford.

Bomberry, 48, surrendered to police last Tuesday after facing charges of mischief and break and enter.

Bomberry was one of a handful of people to take over the former golf course which the city intends to re-develop. He and other residents against the development and sale of the land camped out at the property from October to early January, after voluntarily leaving in response to an injunction obtained by the city of Brantford.

Bomberry is accused of cutting a lock on a gate to the Arrowdale property on October 9, 2021.

The city is hoping to sell the land and use the proceeds to build affordable housing. A developer has offered $14 million for the land.

Six Nations people say they were not consulted on the sale and the land sits on part of a tract of unceded land under claim that is also the subject of a 30-year-old court filing against the Crown.

The land in question is expected to be heard this September – almost 30 years after it was first filed by Six Nations in 1994.

The injunction barring Six Nations people and their supporters from stepping foot onto the Arrowdale property is back before a judge this Thursday (Jan. 20).

Bomberry is scheduled to answer to the charges in February.

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