Mak­ing things safer at The Sands

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

I would like to re­spond to the con­cerns ex­pressed by the mother of a young boy who had a seizure while swim­ming at Salmon Cove Sands. While in­ci­dents like this are rare, it is easy to un­der­stand the panic and fear that must be felt when your child is in dan­ger. For­tu­nately, this sit­u­a­tion ended well with the boy safely trans­ported from the beach.

We value our beach and want to pro­vide a safe and pleas­ant place for peo­ple who en­joy the recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties pro­vided. I feel that all the staff that work on the Sands should be com­mended on their ef­forts to keep the beach clean and safe.

I have heard many com­pli­ments about how friendly and in­for­ma­tive the work­ers have been and how spot­less the beach has been kept. That is not to say that im­prove­ments can­not be made.

The staff has al­ready dis­cussed mea­sures to im­prove safety on the beach for next year. With care­ful plan­ning, co-op­er­a­tion from the pub­lic and a lit­tle help from Mother Na­ture, the Sands should be a safe and wel­com­ing fam­ily venue in 2012.

Mar­i­lyn Mackay is pres­i­dent of the Salmon Cove Fu­ture De­vel­op­ment

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