N.W.T. seeks Fred Henne beach supervision proposals
The N.W.T. Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is asking for proposals for supervision at the beach at Fred Henne Territorial Park in Yellowknife.
Until a contract is awarded, it's unclear how much supervision there will be this summer.
Seven-year-old Lodune Shelly drowned last June while playing at the Fred Henne beach. The beach has not had lifeguards for about 10 years.
After Shelly's death, the Lifesaving Society was asked to look at whether it made sense to have supervision at Fred Henne and Hay River Territorial Park.
Its report found it would take up to five years to set up lifeguard services due to limited capacity. It costed out several options, from $130,000 for a waterfront attendant at both beaches, to close to half a million dollars for lifeguards on duty at both beaches, seven days a week.
Supervision proposals are due Friday.