Should tobogganing be banned at local parks?
The debate on whether municipalities should ban tobogganing is a heating up. Recently, the City of Hamilton had to pay out $900,000 to a man that injured his spine while tobogganing. It happened on city property. Since then Hamilton has banned tobogganing. We spoke with Bracebridge’s Director of Finance/Treasurer, Stephen Rettie who commented on the issue…
Rettie says that unless the town gets those claims they won’t likely ban tobogganing. Meantime, Gravenhurst’s Communications Coordinator, Jason Harnett says there are no bi-laws restricting this activity. He adds that tobogganing is not something Gravenhurst has had issues with in the past and that it’s an activity where participants take part in at their own risk.