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  • Hannah Sabourin

Swimming banned at covered bridge

It's official — swimming at the Wakefield Covered Bridge is banned.

At the June 6 council meeting, La Pêche council voted unanimously to adopt a bylaw to ban swimming at the Wakefield covered bridge after the death of two people in the last seven years.

Council’s decision follows a recent coroner's recommendation to ban swimming after the 2021 drowning death of a 22-year-old Algonquin student.

For many Wakefielders, jumping off the covere