Woman petitions for a guard rail where Kaden Young was lost in Grand River
Kelly Robinson says a guard rail could have saved the 3-year-old and wants to prevent other tragedies
"They've only got a little guard rail, but for those who travel that road going north and south bound, there's no protection other than that little area," said Robinson.
"I've often thought, 'why isn't there a guard rail there?'"
Robinson said a guard rail would protect residents and visitors from falling into the water when there is extreme weather.
"It's a type of different world up here when severe weather conditions hit," said Robinson. "That river can get really angry."
Presenting to council
Robinson said she and another woman will be presenting the petition to Amaranth Township council on Wednesday morning.
She said she has received an overwhelmingly "positive response," with many tell her it's "a good idea."
As of Tuesday night, the petition has garnered over 900 signatures, not counting those who signed the petition on physical papers.
Won't take no for an answer
Robinson said she believes there will be "hiccups," with the plan, such as council saying no because of agricultural reasons.
"Some are saying if you put a guard rail up... where is the snow going to get pushed?"
But Robinson said that's considered a "minimal" problem in her point of view.
"There's always a solution to a problem if it's well thought-out," she said.
"If council says no, it's not going to be something we're going to let go lightly. There's going to be a fight. No is not acceptable."