In Rawdon, the visitors forced their way

À Rawdon, des visiteurs contraints de rebrousser chemin

Several people who wanted to enjoy the sites recreational and tourism Rawdon to the national Holiday had to return home empty-handed.

In response to the overflows that occurred last weekend, the mayor of the municipality in the Lanaudière region, Bruno Guilbault announced on Monday allow access to the site only to its citizens and, until 30 June.

A few days after the implementation of this drastic measure, the mayor has confirmed its efficacy.

“It works very well. Mother Nature is on our side as it takes less hot and a little bit less good, and normally, the day of the national Holiday is a lot more busy,” says Bruno Guilbault to VAT New.

The agents of security deployed on the scene had asked about 80 people to turn back Wednesday in the early afternoon. According to the mayor, the tourists were cooperative.

However, according to a security officer met on site, the people “were not happy at all”.

“People complain that the information in the news and on the website of the city of Rawdon were not clear and they are frustrated because they come from far away,” says the officer encountered by TVA News.

The mayor Bruno Guilbault has requested the assistance of the Sûreté du Québec to manage the sudden influx of tourists in the middle of a heat wave and to prevent a number of gestures, inappropriate or even dangerous in the parc des chutes Dorwin, the park of the Waterfalls and the municipal beach.

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