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Municipal campgrounds remain closed during the Victoria Day weekend while the Town of Saugeen Shores is seeking clarification on the opening of parks and park amenities from the province.

In a May 14 media release, no reference to parks was included in documentation from the province even though Ontario Premier Doug Ford mentioned parks in his announcement Thursday.

The Town will announce changes to outdoor amenities as clarification is received from the province. Fishing from municipal property will be allowed when parks use is confirmed.

See also: Outdoor fire ban lifted for most of Bruce County

Saugeen Shores Beaches

The beaches in Saugeen Shores remain closed for the long weekend by order of the Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health.

As work to prepare harbours, boat launches and municipal campgrounds for use has only recently been allowed, further announcements related to their openings will be coming soon. However, all remain closed during the upcoming long weekend and walkthrough access is still prohibited.

Southampton Landfill

Beginning Saturday, May 16, residents are welcome to bring their household garbage to the Southampton Landfill during regular operating hours: Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm and Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm.

Physical distancing measures will remain in place and only debit tap payment will be accepted.

As well, all amounts of brush will be no charge on Saturday, May 16. Up to 250 lbs remains no charge after Saturday as normal. For more information on the Landfill, visit