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Saturday , 26 September 2020

The Morning After with the Reeve of the Municipal District of Bonnyville Greg Sawchuk.

Posted by Lakeland Connect on Thursday, August 27, 2020

Roads nearing Vezeau Beach seeing improvement

Work on Vezeau Beach is making headway at the tail end of summer with paving crews making improvements to the campground’s entry road and parking lot, which has been in rough shape for some time.

“It’s always been an issue, it’s falling apart and it’s all cracked up, so we’re having a crew go in and tear it up and have fresh pavement laid down,” said Reeve Greg Sawchuk on The Morning After.

As a result of the equipment needed to do the work, the boat launch is currently closed, and is likely to remain closed for the rest of the season, though Sawchuk didn’t indicate this was for certain.

The Shaw House has been empty for the last month, though it’s unclear if this is a result of the recent roadwork or work being done on the trail around Moose Lake.

Vezeau Beach: Town of Bonnyville.

“We have both sides of Moose Lake connected by the trail, and we’re hoping that soon we’ll be able to extend it into the town, so that people will have a network that’ll be incredible,” said Sawchuk.

The M.D. acquired ownership of Vezeau Beach in March 2019, and since then has invested significant capital into upgrading the campground–$1.6 million was allocated in its first year of ownership.

Some improvements that have been made thus far include major upgrades to the sewage system throughout the campground, new outhouses and improved drainage, re-graveled campsites, pruned trees and bush, and an additional 140 feet of docking to the boat launch.

Making improvements hasn’t always been a straightforward process, however, when it comes to lake-related work as it must be done within Alberta Environment regulations.

About Chris Lapointe

Chris is a two-time Vancouver Film School graduate, where he originally studied screenwriting and video games. Returning home to the lakeland post-graduation, he was determined to put what he learned to use. He brings with him a laid-back attitude and a love for pop culture that he hopes can be injected into Lakeland Connect's publications.