Radio Broadcasts

July 15th , 2008
CBC Radio Show 'Sounds Like Canada'

Doug Lorriman, President of PUBB (Preserving the Use of Balm Beach), and Stephen Passero, President of the Ontario Shorewalk Association interviewed by host Rick Cluff about public access to beaches and shorelines.

Feb 26th, 2007
AM 610 Niagara at Noon

Interview with Garry Skerrett

June 7th, 2007
AM 610 Niagara at Noon

Interview with Garry Skerrett

In The News

May, 2010
Niagara Falls Review

Where's the waterfront plan?

Sept 4, 2008
Orangeville Citizen

Law needed to ensure
access to Great Lakes

Aug 24, 2008
The Star

Fence draws line in sand over waterfront access
Balm Beach at centre of wider shorelines battle

Monday, July 21st, 2008
Owen Sound Sun Times

Bylaw called key to water access clarity

2/22- By Doug Draper
Niagara This Week

Protect public access to lakeshores

2/08- By Alison Bell
Niagara This Week

Public should be allowed
to walk shore: Craitor

10/07- By Adam Shoalts
Welland Tribune

"Restoring the right to walk Erie's shore; Right of passage on Great Lake beaches being denied by some property owners"

4/28/07- By Garry Skerrett
The Fort Erie Times

"On the waterfront:
good news, bad news"

4/15/07- By Christina Blizzard
The Toronto Sun

"Private beaches not
just in Malibu"

Great Lakes shoreline in danger
of becoming playground for rich

4/13/07 - By Paul Forsyth
This Week in Niagara

"Access for all"

4/10/07- By Mary-Jane Egan
The London Free Press

"Bid calls for right to walk beaches"



In The News

July 2, 2012
Owen Sound Suntimes

Group Protests at Beach Gate

May 17 , 2012
Northumberland News

Cobourg Beach Society hosts conference with like-minded Great Lakes community groups

May 31, 2011
Great Lakes Echo

Ontario lawmaker wants to legalize public beachcombing

June 27, 2010
Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario Regional Chairman Wins Binational Support For More Public Access To Great Lakes Shorelines

April 15, 2010
Niagara At Large

Water, Water Everywhere, But Who Has Access To Our Great Lakes Shores?

June 19, 2009
Fort Erie Post

Our shared waters should be protected and open to us all

May 5th , 2009
The Canadian Press

Mayors want Great Lakes beaches promoted

Fort Erie Times

"Ensuring a right of passage along the shoreline"

The Niagara Falls Review

"Push is on for public access to shoreline"

Fort Erie Times

"Right of Passage Tops Shorewalk Agenda"

Fort Erie Times

"Shorewalk urging
residents to support bill"

Fort Erie Times

"Group applauds
waterfront move"

Fort Erie Times

"A sign of progress
for Shorewalk"

Wellington Times

"Protecting access to
Hiller Beaches"

Fort Erie Times

"Shorewalk enlists help of
the Niagara Falls MMP"

press release

The Review

"Shoreline group wants
equal lake access"

10/22/05 by Sun Media
St. Thomas Times-Journal
"OMB Orders Fence Removed from Port Stanley Beach"

Fort Erie Times

"Local group calling for
better acces to waterfront"

Related Issues

Ohio Office of Coastal Management - US
Public and Private Rights and Ownership in the lands and waters of Lake Erie.

Michigan Land Use Institute / Great Lakes Shoreline Protection - US
Tear Down Those Fences.
Supreme Court unanimously supports public’s right to walk Great Lakes beaches.

Bill 103, The Right
of Passage Act


Press Releases

Election 2006:
Candidate's Position on
Waterfront Issues

Shorewalk advocates the following
policies for our Lake Erie waterfront.

Summarize of Candidate's Position
on these issues?

Presented to Council
Encroachment Policy Summary

Shorewalk’s position on policy CS-33-06/lc-07-06

Press Release - Ontario
Shorewalk Association

The Ontario Shorewalk Association met at Fort Erie’s Bertie Boat Club on Saturday to formalize their organization and plan for the future...

Press Release
- Ontario
Shorewalk Association

Niagara Falls MPP, Kim Craitor met today with members of Fort Erie’s Shorewalk Association in order to be briefed on their lakefront concerns and agenda.

End of Summer
Waterfront Cleanup

We have partnered with the Ridgeway Crystal Beach High School Environment Club, Fort Erie Secondary School Environment Club and the Town of Fort Erie to do a litter pickup on our waterfront.

Earthday Cleanup 2006
Sponsored by the Ontario Shorewalk Association


No Rest at Ridgeway Fest / Stephen Passero to Lead Shorewalk

Enchroachments Must Go!!
FE Council Passes By-Law...
June 2007

Winter Update
January 2007

Fall Update
November 2006

Summer Update
July 2006

Spring Update
April 2006

End of Year Report
Dec. 2005