News release

Storm Closes Some Provincial Parks

Provincial day-use and camping parks in Shelburne, Yarmouth, Queens, Annapolis and Digby counties will be closed to the public because of anticipated weather conditions from Tropical Storm Kyle.

Sand Hills, Shelburne Co.; Port Maitland Beach, Yarmouth Co.; Valleyview, Annapolis Co.; Thomas Raddall, Queen Co.; and Mavillette Beach, Smugglers Cove and Savary Provincial Park, Digby Co., will be closed at 7 p.m.

"We are simply erring on the side of caution by closing these day-use parks," said Department of Natural Resources regional director Gerry Joudrey. "We want to ensure the safety of our visitors and employees at all times."

The parks are expected to reopen once the storm has passed and staff are able to assess whether there is any damage or safety concerns.

For more information on provincial parks, visit www.novascotiaparks.ca .

FOR BROADCAST USE:

Provincial day-use and camping parks in Shelburne, Yarmouth, Queens, Annapolis and Digby counties will be closed to the public because of anticipated weather conditions from Tropical Storm Kyle.

Sand Hills, Shelburne County; Port Maitland Beach, Yarmouth County; Valleyview, Annapolis County; Thomas Raddall, Queens County; and Mavillette Beach, Smugglers Cove and Savary, Digby County, will be closed at 7 p-m.

Rissers Beach Provincial Park in Lunenburg County will close wooded sites in North Rissers and all sites in Little Rissers, including sites 1 to 75. Persons wishing to camp at the Park tonight can do so, but only in the field in North Rissers.

Environment Canada predicts severe weather that may cause storm surges or flooding of coastal areas.

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Jennifer Gavin
Natural Resources Cell: 902-219-1137 E-mail: