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Barricade erected over First Nation’s use of Ontario’s Ipperwash Beach

Tractor from the Kettle and Stony Point band removes gate and signage along beach, Dec 2014.

Tractor from the Kettle and Stony Point band removes gate and signage along beach, Dec 2014.

Members of the First Nation have long walked the beach, but addition of vehicles has sparked safety concerns

The Canadian Press/CBC News, Dec 07, 2014

Cooler heads should prevail and upper levels of government must step in after a First Nation in southwestern Ontario tore down barriers and began driving along a stretch of beach near the site of the 1995 Ipperwash crisis, the local mayor said Sunday.

Kettle and Stony Point First Nation took down the gates blocking vehicle access to Ipperwash Beach on Lake Huron on Friday, saying the route encompasses the band’s “historical trails” and that the community wasn’t consulted when the no-entry gates first went up in 1973. Read the rest of this entry