January 25, 2019 10:39 am

White Rock Council to consider allowing dogs on the promenade

Business owners along White Rock's waterfront say the destruction of the pier is compounding an already bad situation.

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White Rock council is considering a bylaw change that would let owners walk their dogs on the waterfront promenade during off-season months.

Dogs are currently not allowed on the waterfront walkway but council wants to hear from the public about the issue at a forum next week.

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Professional dog-walker Sylvie LaBillois — perhaps surprisingly — does not think dogs on the seawall is a good idea.

“It’s very busy during the summer months. There’s a lot of seniors in White Rock and children walking and I just think (of) the safety of the people and also (of people) not picking up after the dog.”

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The Semiahmoo First Nation will also be consulted, as will BNSF, the railway from which the city leases the promenade land.

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