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Grand Bend Is Begging People To Stay Home This Long Weekend & Will Be Upping Enforcement

"These are not normal times and we are asking everyone to please do your part."

Lambton Shores officials are warning people not to visit areas like Grand Bend during the May 24 weekend this year and are prepared to intercept the rule-breakers.

The municipality is reportedly working closely with the Ontario Provincial Police to ensure provincial restrictions, which include a strict limit on gatherings, are enforced over the weekend.

As a result, the region will be significantly upping the presence of OPP and by-law officers in the area to help monitor local beaches, parking and noise.

"This is not the type of messaging I look forward to sharing prior to what is normally our first big weekend of the summer," Mayor Bill Weber said in a press release. "But these are not normal times and we are asking everyone to please do your part and stay home for just a little while longer."

"Picnics and gatherings on the beach are simply not allowed at this time. We're counting on everyone to do their part so that things can start opening back up in June. We look forward to welcoming new visitors to Lambton Shores as soon as it's safe to do so," he added.