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City workers' vehicles damaging Charlottetown boardwalk

A family walk along the Charlottetown boardwalk to enjoy a stop in the city. The family are among the 2,400 passengers aboard the Disney Magic - the first ship from the Disney Cruise Line to ever visit the capital city. (JIM DAY/THE GUARDIAN)
A family walks along the Charlottetown boardwalk in this 2018 file photo.

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - City workers damaged part of Charlottetown’s boardwalk by driving on it with a truck, says Coun. Greg Rivard.

Coun. Greg Rivard
Coun. Greg Rivard

During the Tuesday, Oct. 9 council meeting, Rivard raised the issue, saying he received several complaints about damage to part of the boardwalk.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, Rivard said the damage has caused a tripping hazard and he was told a few people have tripped.

He also said only a few boards were broken.

“I don’t think it’s a huge cost, but it’s an unnecessary cost so I don’t think we need to have any kind of city vehicle driving on the boardwalks,” he said.

Rivard also told council he saw a city truck drive across the grass on municipal property in West Royalty during a recent rainstorm.

That truck damaged the grass, Rivard said.

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