Cape Split re-opens after Arthur damage
Hiking trail closed indefinitely just two weeks ago
The popular hiking trail at Cape Split is open again, just weeks after it was closed indefinitely because of damage caused by storm Arthur.
Zach Churchill, the minister for the Department of Natural Resources, said Thursday that the cleanup was complete and the trail re-opened.
The department said the trail on Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy shore was heavily hit by the July 5 storm. Many sections were blocked by downed trees.
"We moved fast to get Cape Split open again because it's important to local businesses and it's important to all Nova Scotians," said Churchill.
MLA Keith Irving said Cape Split attracts about 15,000 visitors each year.
"It's one of our province's hiking treasures, where visitors to Nova Scotia can enjoy the dramatic scenery of our Bay of Fundy coast," said Irving.
Burton's Towering Tree Services of Aylesford, N.S., did the job for about $19,500.