Members of the Beausoleil First Nation plan to return to Springwater Park this spring.
The Ministry of Natural Resources is talking with the Beausoleil First Nation about reopening Springwater Provincial Park as a pair of warring citizens’ groups wait to hear if they’ll be included.
But while the ministry is “pleased to be working with” Beausoleil, the ministry isn’t yet ready to release details on what’s being discussed, ministry spokesperson Jolanta Kowalski said.
Both the Friends of Springwater Park and its offshoot, the Springwater Foundation, however, say they are awaiting dates to meet with the MNR, as $100,000 they both claim to control remains frozen in the bank.
“The MNR is very selective on who they will work with. As you know, in the beginning, Friends of Springwater Provincial Park has had open decisions with the MNR since the announcement of the park changing to non-operational status,” said founder Ian Taylor. “We want to continue to have a positive relationship with them.”
By Laurie Watt
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