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SHUNIAH, Ont. -- A small beach, which has been the focus of numerous lawsuits, will re-open this summer.
But there will be numerous restrictions for those looking to use O'Connor Point. More than a year ago, the municipality of Shuniah was hit with three lawsuits totalling $3 million.
Those were filed after families who live nearby claimed they had to put up with years of late-night partying, and stolen and damaged property.
A Superior Court Justice ordered the municipality to construct a chain link fence with a locked gate on the property. Shuniah must also install a portable washroom and have security on site.
Only residents from Shuniah and their guests can use the beach, between the hours of noon and 8 p.m., and they must have an access card.
Marcel Tardif lives just down the beach from O'Connor Point.
While he was not involved in the lawsuits he was a supporter. Tardif hopes the orders issued by the court will have a positive impact.
Officials with the municipality say until the fence is installed, O'Connor Point will remain closed.
It's anticipated to open in early July.
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