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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Port Elgin Beach Work To Start Up Again

Port Elgin | by Claire McCormack  

The Town says the breakwater construction project will restart in a few days.

Some easing of province-wide COVID-19 restrictions means work on Port Elgin's Main Beach can start up again.

The Town says in a media release the federal breakwater construction project will restart in a few days.

They say the demolition of the former Train Station building will advance as planned. According to the Town, site clean up has begun.

Municipally owned harbours and boat launches are still closed. The Town says  staff will begin installing docks and repairing winter damage at the Port Elgin Harbour in anticipation of the 2020 season. It's expected to take several weeks.

Public access to all Saugeen Shores Harbours (Port Elgin Harbour, Southampton Harbour, Chesley Street Docking) is still prohibited including access to winter storage and all launch ramps.

The says staff will resume other operations as the Province allows it. Right now, that includes grass cutting, construction projects and infrastructure maintenance.

Mayor Luke Charbonneau notes in the media release, "As provincial orders are lifted, it will take many weeks for maintenance to return to normal levels."

Tourist Camps are still closed at this time, with no access for walkthrough.

For more COVID-19 information and resources from Saugeen Shores, visit


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