Good news provided after emergency control group meeting

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KAGAWONG – While nothing is going to change in relation to public access to Bridal Veil Falls being restricted, the mayor of Billings Township, Ian Anderson, did provide some good news in relation to the washrooms in that area.

“The MTO (Ministry of Transportation) has opened the washrooms at the Bridal Veil Falls parking lot, at the falls,” said Mayor Anderson after a Billings Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) meeting last week.

As for access to the falls, access from the stairs and at the base of the falls will remain closed to the public, said Mayor Anderson. “In very general terms we discussed the situation and the falls; nothing is going to change—the closures will remain in place. We still have people ignoring the signage indicating this (access) is closed.”  

He noted that the second Kagawong Farmers’ Market was held at the Church on the Hill last week, “and it went well again. Although it is not mandatory I would say at least 50 percent of the members of the public on hand were wearing face coverings.”

Mayor Anderson noted that Ontario has extended the ability of municipalities and others to continue to have virtual meetings. “This is good news because it provides a safe venue for us to continue our council meetings.”

“We have been told that there is going to be at least one more delivery of food from the Second Harvest folks near the end of July for people in the community to pick up these needed food items,” said Mayor Anderson. “There has been a lot of good public feedback on this program being spearheaded by Cody Leeson. It’s been a great program and has been very well received.”