The Wasaga Sun

July 8, 2008

A Balm Beach homeowner embroiled in a battle over a fence has landed in hot water herself.

Elisabeth Marion, 63, faces mischief charges after an investigation into a June 19 incident involving damage to a number of plants and flowers at a nearby cottage.

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Toronto Star

July 26, 2008

BALM BEACH–The Balm Beach fence controversy continues to get uglier.

John Marion, who owns the house and much-disputed fence on the Georgian Bay shoreline, has been charged with assault, as has his son, Greg Marion, 42, following a fight with a boy Thursday afternoon.

Two different version of events have emerged, with both sides telling the Star they didn’t start the fight.

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The Simcoe Reformer

Feb 2009

There was a recent report in the media about a fence being taken down by a man at Balm Beach. The fence had been erected by the property owner who had extended the fence all the way to the waters edge dividing the Georgian Bay beach in two and restricting access to parking and the downtown. Local citizens had formed a committee in opposition to the two metre fence but had not been able to stop it.

This past weekend, vigilantes assisted the man in doing what the group had failed to do. He chainsawed it down and they dragged it away.

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The Orangeville Citizen

Sept 4, 2008

FOR MOST DUFFERIN-AREA residents, a trip “to the beach” is a trip to Wasaga, which bills itself as the world’s longest fresh water beach.

Once there, you have to pay at least $5 to park anywhere close to the sand beach, and a lot more if you want to use one of the parking lots in Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. Long gone are the days when you could just drive along the beach and park free wherever you’d like.

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A brand new take on the systematic failure of Canadian justice to prevent the torment of one family by a group of thugs.