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Lock the rock

Wakefield candidate proposes fence, barbed wire around popular swim spot


Ward 6 candidate Shawn DeNeire has a simple, if drastic solution to keep swimmers safe at the popular gathering spot near the covered bridge in Wakefield: a chain link fence and loops of barbed wire.


“Absolutely I would close it off,” DeNeire told The Low Down, explaining that he was sick of waiting with no action being taken. “Problem finished, no more drownings.”


After the latest drowning near the Pont Gendron Bridge in Wakefield on July 25, the incumbent Ward 6 councillor Claude Giroux told The Low Down that council would be taking further action to improve safety around the area, including signage indicating the waters’ dangerous currents.


Shawn DeNeire (left) and Claude Giroux are running for the La Pêche council ward 2 seat. Low Down file photos
Shawn DeNeire (left) and Claude Giroux are running for the La Pêche council ward 2 seat. Low Down file photos