Town needs to do better; open washrooms longer

I’m disgusted. Our government paid millions of dollars to build washrooms on the lakeshore but keeps them locked

Dear Editor,

I’m disgusted. Our government paid millions of dollars to build washrooms on the lakeshore but keeps them locked for almost half the day.

As a resident of Sylvan Lake for the past 35 years, I’ve seen the changes on Lakeshore Drive. One thing that hasn’t changed though, is that we’re a summer resort.

When it’s sunny, people are out lying on the beach, jogging along the new promenade, walking their dogs, and everything else. There are lots of people out early in the morning and lots still on the beach after 10 p.m. many nights.

I’m out biking early in the morning and am shocked at the number of times I’ve witnessed people trying to get into our gargantuan washrooms only to find the doors locked.

This town needs to do better. Those washrooms should be open when people want to use them, not on a clock set by bureaucrats.

Instead I’ve witnessed people regularly urinating behind vehicles and trees.

Other pet peeves are the people who use briquettes in barbecues then just dump the smouldering remains on the ground when they leave, or worse yet, toss them into the lake.

And has anybody cottoned onto the latest scheme for the kitchen shelters. It seems some of the tourists have figured out the system and are now getting together as family or groups, then several members book those shelters for various times throughout the day so they can occupy them all day long, thus depriving others of their use.

Doug Gerrard,

Sylvan Lake

 

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