Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 16/8/2011 (2412 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Our beautiful public beaches are under threat from more than just algae. As your Aug. 12 front-page photos clearly show, the far end of this once sandy beach is now covered with a massive rock wall.
This wall, a futile attempt by private property owners to stop erosion in front of their cottages, was built with neither municipal nor provincial approval. As a result, the provincial government has ordered that the rocks be removed, and the case is now in front of the courts.
Still, with our province's weak stand on the construction of such barriers (they are banned in many Canadian provinces and American states), other lakefront owners are positioning themselves to destroy more of this and other beaches with massive revetment projects.
All levels of government need to take action now to ensure the survival of our treasured sandy beaches -- there for all to enjoy -- or the same photo next year may show a very different image: no sand, no sunbathers, just another pile of rocks.
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