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Town seeks comments on tough new parks bylaw
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Niagara-on-the-Lake’s new parks bylaw, which among other things bans barbecuing, limits opening hours and prohibits drinking alcohol, has had a rough ride in some circles since it was passed last week.

Now the town is soliciting public comments on the new statute “to provide feedback throughout the spring and summer months” on how the regulation affects park experiences.

Comments posted to the town’s Join The Conversation page will be used to provide an update to council in October, the town announced Wednesday.

The bylaw also prohibits activities such as lighting, building or stoking campfires or bonfires, setting off fireworks, erecting tents, amplifying sound, letting pets run off-leash, using motorized vehicles, damaging property, using a metal detector, feeding wildlife, commercial activities, and more.

Some of the banned activities are allowed if a special permit is obtained.