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Sellers Beach upgrades moving ahead in Blind River

Upgrades to washrooms and change rooms, accessible pathways, benches and outdoor cell-phone charging stations are part of two projects undertaken
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ElliotLakeToday file photo shows Sellers Beach in 2019 after a rain storm.

Blind River’s popular Sellers Beach will see two separate upgrades taking place over the next month to bring the facility up to standard.

Council approved a $128,000 project to upgrade washroom and change room facilities, add new benches for seating, install concrete, accessible pathways, put in an outdoor cell-phone charging outlet and set up interpretive signage in English, Anishinaabemowin, and French.

The town received a $100,000 grant as part of its total commitment.

A second project, the Bea Jensen Memorial Gazebo, will also go up in July.

The project is being spearheaded by the local Rotary Club which raised about $31,000 from donations to build the fully accessible structure to honour former club member and active community volunteer and retired schoolteacher Bea Jensen who passed away last year.

Both projects are designed to enhance the natural surroundings along the Lake Huron shoreline for residents and visitors to Blind River.


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