Kettle Point (BlackburnNews.com photo by Sue Storr)

Barriers Removed At Ipperwash Beach

Saying it’s exercising its jurisdiction over the historical trail between the two communities, the Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation has removed barriers to Ipperwash Beach up to the boundary of the former Ipperwash Provincial Park.

Chief Tom Bressette claims the First Nation was never consulted by any level of government when the documented historical trails were barricaded in 1973.

This nearby resident is appalled the beach will be wide open.

Chief Bressette says improved accessibility to all sections of the beach is part of the Ipperwash Beach Management Strategy that includes possible development of a heritage/cultural centre.

The First Nation is still awaiting formal transfer of the former Ipperwash Park back to its ownership.