Port Col­borne has right to limit beach ac­cess

The Standard (St. Catharines) - - OPINION -

Re: Le­gal­ity of Port Col­borne beach clo­sure ques­tioned, Let­ters, Sept. 11

When there is a pan­demic and case rates are low, as they are in Port Col­borne, the city has the right to make beaches lo­cals only.

Also, roads were be­ing blocked by peo­ple try­ing to park. House­holds couldn’t even park a sec­ond car in front of their houses in the east vil­lage.

Not to men­tion abuse of the beaches them­selves. Peo­ple were defe­cat­ing and cov­er­ing fe­cal mat­ter with sand. Boaters were hav­ing is­sues with beach­go­ers ap­proach­ing boats while an­chored off­shore.

The beach­go­ers were ac­tu­ally telling boaters they weren’t al­lowed there. How would they know? We who live in this area know the laws and reg­u­la­tions.

Peo­ple that don’t boat do not typ­i­cally know. Un­til this pan­demic is over we de­serve to be safe. Al­low­ing hun­dreds, if not thou­sands of peo­ple from high in­fec­tion rate ar­eas here is not a wide idea. Grow up. Troy Soper Port Col­borne

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