As we are all aware of the many wild fires burning across Canada every year, one place that comes to my mind is St. Peter’s Provincial Battery Park.
The park holds fifty-plus camping sites high on a hilltop overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and St. Peter’s Canal. It has only one narrow enter-and-exit roadway. The park is popular and used by many local and out-of-province individuals and families using tents, trailers, and motor homes.
A fire safety concern exists in that many dead, fallen or standing trees are around the entire park. With that, there is only a single one-way, narrow roadway going into and out of the park itself.
How can something so important be overlooked for so many years and not be fixed? A late fall and early spring provincial government grant could do wonders while the park is closed for the off-season.
Pick up all the dead, fallen and unsightly trees and widen the one-and-only enter-and-exit roadway into and out of the park. Add an emergency exit only roadway in case a fire breaks out. This would at least give an individual or a family a fair chance for survival.
Hopefully, a fire will never happen in or around the park area. And keep in mind there are also the loyal staff that are employed on day or night shifts.
I feel the need for fire safety concerns to be addressed by the proper persons in charge, for everyone’s safety, and I hope my letter today will make a future difference.