Temporary Closure of Beaches

print-logo July 02, 2020

Residents are advised that the West Beach, East Beach, and the Caldwell Street Beach access point will be temporarily closed, beginning on Friday, July 3 at 7 a.m. until Monday, July 6 at 10 a.m.

Pursuant to By-Law 54/2017, the Director and/or Chief of Police and/or Director of Fire and Emergency Services and/or By-Law Enforcement Officers are authorized to close off for such temporary period as deemed appropriate any Park, Recreation Area or part of parts thereof to relieve or prevent overcrowding or traffic congestion, authorized construction, weather conditions or in the interests of public safety.

Over the Canada Day holiday, visitors to the municipal beaches increased exponentially, and it was observed that physical distancing measures were not being maintained. For the safety of the community, and to comply with the government directive to continue to maintain a safe distance of 2 metres apart, the beaches will remain temporarily closed over the weekends, to mitigate the risk of large group gatherings.