Councillor asks City to check fence safety at “Lake Leaside”

Jon Burnside (Ward 26) has asked City staff to check the safety of fencing at the water-filled excavation on Wicksteed Ave. where future retail is planned. Work at the site, which has been called Lake Leaside by residents, was begun in 2014 but has been stalled for reasons unknown for about a year. Reader Wilmar Kortleever was prompted to write to the Councillor following a prosaic post here about the delays. Geoff Kettel wondered if the excavation should be filled in and about the chemical safety of the water. Mr. Burnside said that he has driven by the site, found it “absolutely a concern” and said he would ask City staff to check it as soon as possible.