3 provincial parks to stay open in the north
Posted: Jan 16, 2013 3:28 PM ET
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2013 3:23 PM ET
Three municipalities in the northeast have partnered with the province to keep three provincial parks open for at least two years — but if the parks lose money, the municipalities will be picking up the tab.
The province has agreed it will keep three parks open under a pilot project. The government had announced it would change the status of eight parks in the northeast to non-operational — a decision that prompted politicians and citizens to speak up.
Three of the parks — Fushimi, near Hearst, and Ivanhoe, near Foleyet as well as Rene Brunelle, near Moonbeam — will remain open under the new agreement.
The partnering municipalities include Hearst, Moonbeam and Timmins. The province said it aims to increase revenue and visitation rates.
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