Transport Canada is turning down the chance to answer the public’s questions about the Wasauksing swing bridge.
The town of Parry Sound invited Indigenous and Northern Development Canada and Transport Canada to a public meeting to answer questions about the bridge earlier in March.
Regulations in place force the bridge to close if recorded wind speeds reach higher than 30 km/h. The wind speeds are recorded every hour.
This means water traffic can be held up on moderately windy days, forcing boats and larger cruise ships to take the long way around Parry Island.
Transport Canada says they will take time to review public comments sent in about the bridge restrictions, and will be consulting with the Wasauksing First Nation. After their consultations they will inform INAC and decide their next steps.