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‘It’s going to kill us’: Sauble Beach businesses respond to beach closures

Reference: Cottage Life

Days after Janice Jackson, mayor of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula, announced council had decided to close all of the beaches in the town, business owners are struggling to understand why the decision was made right before they were expecting visitors for the Canada Day long weekend.

Jaspal and Jessica Grewal, co-owners of Sauble Beach Lodge, said they received a flood of emails and calls from clients seeking to cancel their bookings following the announcement.

“First they get us to reopen and we were ready for the long weekend, and then I got at least 80 cancellations,” Jaspal says.”It’s just going to kill us.” He and other small business owners like Tom LaForme, owner of Beachside Cottages, have already lost a couple of weeks of business due to COVID restrictions... Read More