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