Business in the Shediac area has suffered this summer according to a motel owner who believes the public perception about Parlee Beach is responsible.
Luc LeBlanc, a founding member of a group of local business owners who formed an association, has helped create a website called “The Truth About Parlee Beach” which states scientific data has proven that bacteria found in Shediac Bay is not chronic in nature.
LeBlanc says when controversy surrounds the second most popular tourist attraction in New Brunswick, the whole region is impacted.
“You can be assured that not only the Shediac area but all of the Greater Shediac area including Moncton and so forth are affected.”
LeBlanc notes that the extensive water testing at Parlee Beach over the last two years has shown acceptable results more than 98 percent of the time.
The New Brunswick Department of Health conducts water testing daily at Parlee Beach Provincial Park and three times per week down the shore at Murray Beach Provincial Park.
He adds all beaches are exposed to occasional amounts of fecal bacteria including beaches that are not exposed to human activities.
The provincial government has been making investments to improve wastewater facilities in the Shediac Bay area.
For a link to “The Truth About Parlee Beach” website, click HERE
(91.9 The Bend FILE PHOTO – Parlee Beach)