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The city is going after rogue garage sale vendors

Although gang activity has dominated the news of late, the city is cracking down on another type of criminal this summer—villainous garage-sale vendors. Bylaw officers are out enforcing several six-year-old bylaws that ban homeowners from holding more than two yard sales per year (because they can clog residential streets and annoy neighbours) and business owners from off-loading commercial merchandise under the pretext of a garage sale. Although the fuzz usually give violators a warning (only about five tickets were issued for yard sale infractions last year), fines can reach up to $5,000 for scofflaws. Luckily, there’s always eBay. [Globe and Mail]

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