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Chippewa Park closed due to FWFN restrictions

Sandy Beach and Totem Trailer Park residents will still have access to their residences, but may need to show ID to enter the community.
Chippewa Park (FILE)

THUNDER BAY – The city is closing Chippewa Park to the public after Fort William First Nation announced it will shut its borders to outsiders beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

In a release issued late on Thursday, the city said it worked closely with the neighbouring First Nation to determine which essential services will continue to have access, settling on waste collection, sewer and water maintenance as well as those needing access to the Chippewa Wildlife Exhibit.

Waste collection for those at Sandy Beach and Totem Trailer Park will continue as scheduled during the closure, which is slated to last at least two weeks.

A trio of security checkpoints will be put in place and residents of Sandy Beach and Totem Trailer Park may have to provide identification to prove their place of residence.

Police, Fire and EMS crews will also retain immediate access to the reserve.

Leith Dunick

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