Wakefield, Quebec raft torn down

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by admin on July 6, 2012

MRC des Collines Police towed the famous ¬†Wakefield, Quebec Canada Day raft upstream July 6 to the General Store where chainsaws, workers and dumptrucks were waiting to tear the structure down. The tow and tear down involved five police cruisers, four municipal dumptrucks and two municipal tractors. MRC des Collines Spokesperson Martin Fournel said it was a joint operation between his force and the municipality of La Peche. Pick up this week’s Low Down to read more. Video by Trevor Greenway

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avatar Charlie Cunningham July 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

Good.

avatar Stacie Sivyer July 6, 2012 at 6:16 pm

With all the tax money they spent demolishing 2 rafts in one week, they could have employed at least two people: One to make it physically safe, such that it was up to “marine saftey standards”. Another to supervise the kids.
It’d be nice to the local government try to work with the people sometime.

avatar Stacie Sivyer July 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm

* It would be nice to see the local government make an effort to work with the people sometime. That money could have been used towards something good, constructive, and community oriented, rather than something of such brutish destruction.

avatar Fred Martin July 7, 2012 at 6:21 am

Wonder who is paying for tearing down this thing. How many drownings have been reported so far in this province?
Finally, someone with a sense of responsability acted!

avatar Michael McGrath July 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Ahh, the epitome of David vs. Goliath. The pinnacle point being that camaraderie get’s it done in the end, no matter what your end game goal might be. Why can’t we all learn how to work (& play) together!?

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