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The designation of Thomas H. Raddall Park at Port Joli, Queens
County, as a provincial park has been formally approved by
Cabinet, Natural Resources Minister Eleanor Norrie announced

"It is now officially part of the parks system," said Mrs.
Norrie. "The park and campground will open for the 1997 season on
Friday, June 27."

At Sandy Bay near Port Joli, the 650-hectare (1,600-acre)
facility is a natural environment park. Phase 1 development work,
which included a 43-site campground, showers and flush toilets,
access trails to Sandy Bay beach, interpretive displays, and
coastal hiking trails, was recently completed.

Funding of $250,000 for completion of Phase 1 was provided by the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency ($45,000), Human Resources
Development Canada ($125,000), the provincial Economic Renewal
Agency ($71,000), and the Liverpool-Queens Regional Development
Authority ($8,000).

"I want to thank all these agencies for their support in this
partnership that saw completion of this phase of park
development," said Mrs. Norrie.

The park is named in honour of the late Nova Scotia writer Thomas
H. Raddall, who spent most of his life in Queens County and who
did archeological research and found Indian artifacts near the
park site in the 1930s.

Although the park and campground open to the public this coming
weekend, an official opening ceremony will take place later this


Contact: Blain Henshaw
         Natural Resources

trp                       June 23, 1997 - 4:30 p.m.