As summer draws to a close, Mother Nature has planned a picture-perfect forecast for the Labour Day long weekend.
Grand Bend is expected to be a popular destination for people looking to cool off.
“It’s sort of like wearing white after Labour Day. People do not go to the beach as much after Labour Day,” John Ross, Owner of Pizza Place and Dairy Dip said. “We still sell a lot of ice cream, but you get more day-trippers and people walking past.”
Local businesses are looking to seize the last moments before Labour Day passes.
“We’ve got a good location so we do not have to do too much advertising. People just come,” Valanti Karamoutsos, Manager at The Growling Gator said.
With sunny skies and warm weather, local roads and waterways could become very busy.
The OPP stated that they want residents to enjoy themselves this long weekend.
However, officials are out in full force, patrolling for impaired and inattentive drivers.
Lambton Country is warning beach-goers and swimmers to be aware of unsafe areas around Lake Huron that have high levels of E. coli.
Lambton Public Health stated that the areas include:
- Grand Bend’s north beach
- Highland Glen beach
- Bright’s Grove beach including Mike Weir Park.
All of the listed beaches and four others were sampled on Monday.
The samples are being tested on a weekly basis.