Popular beach, Ontario will be closed again after reckless was jammed up by the crowds of tourists to a “new level” on Canada Day, officials say.
In an emergency meeting on Thursday, said the Council, they partially close Wasaga beach because of the “blatant disrespect” tourists who visited on Wednesday.
“Last weekend our beach was busy, but yesterday, Canada Day, was taken to a whole new level”, – the mayor of the town of Wasaga beach Nina Bifolchi said at the meeting.
Deputy fire chief Craig Williams in the comments to Bifolchi, saying that the crowd gave to understand, ” the public is not able to safely manage themselves.”
“Over the past two weekend, and especially yesterday in Canada, we have seen human behavior at its worse,” Williams said.
“Many visitors displayed a disregard for the advice and ignore recommendations for physical distancing.”
As a result, the city will close the sandy part of the beach drive on July 9 and to reduce the number of Parking spaces on the beach by 50 percent immediately.
The city has already written to the Prime Doug Ford to raise concern about the influx of people in the community, stating that “not helped”, he urged people to go out and visit Ontario parks.
Bifolchi also said that the police are not doing enough to provide emergency orders, which ban public gatherings of more than 10 people.
The city has requested additional support from the police of the province of Ontario to help ensure compliance with the rules of physical distancing.
“The Ontario government clumsily provincial Park Wasaga beach during the opening, but it is unpleasant for residents and visitors to the city,” said Bifolchi.
Bifolchi said that taking these measures, they send a “clear signal” they won’t risk to public health.
“People know what the rules are and they are clearly ignored them all for a day at the beach,” said Bifolchi. “I was shocked by what I witnessed and we are taking steps today to control what we can.”
The beach is subject to closure will be closed for “the foreseeable future”.