ISLE MADAME: Cape Breton-Richmond MLA Michel P. Samson announced last week on behalf of Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines that the department has provided $6,700 for the construction of a new shelter at the rifle range on Isle Madame.

“I am pleased that the Department of Natural Resources has made this important investment for a new shelter, which is also fully accessible for anyone with mobility issues,” Samson said.

The idea for a new shelter was first raised with Richmond municipal councillor Alvin Martell.

“Local resident Leonard Boudreau Jr. approached me to request that a new shelter be built at the rifle range to better accommodate users. The existing infrastructure was clearly in need of an upgrade. I immediately raised this issue with our MLA and am impressed at how quick action was taken,” Martell said.

The new shelter will allow Richmond County hunters a safe place to test their weapons and will protect them from the elements.

“The representatives from the Richmond Wildlife Association made it clear to me that this facility is used regularly by their members and residents of our county.  I am pleased to see our government invest in this important infrastructure,” Samson added.