Businesses at the Algonquin First Nation of Pikwakanagan re-opened at 9 o’clock Friday morning and the volume of traffic was so overwhelming that Ontario Provincial Police officers from Killaloe had to be called in to direct traffic at the intersection of Highway 60 and Kokomis Road in Golden Lake hamlet. Members of the Pikwakanagan Fire Department and security staff from some of the businesses directed traffic on the reserve.
After being closed to all visitors for the past nine weeks to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, the volume of traffic Friday morning was surprising to many people.
Under new rules and regulations, the businesses will be open only from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed Sundays.
Chief Wendy Jocko and acting executive director Maureen Kauffeldt were among those who monitored the situation.
Full details in the June 3rd edition of The Eganville Leader