Mistaken disappointment: Hundreds turned away from new UNESCO site last year – Newfoundland & Labrador; Peter Cowans; CBC News


Canada – Mistaken Point

Confusion from ministers over status of extra staff needed

The opposition says Mistaken Point won’t be ready to handle the influx of new visitors now that it’s been internationally recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The opposition says Mistaken Point won’t be ready to handle the influx of new visitors now that it’s been internationally recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Keith Hutchings, the PC MHA representing the area, said government hasn’t filled the new positions needed to handle the new visitors expected ths summer after turning away hundreds of people last year.

“The season is quick approaching and we don’t have any of those positions approved. Someone’s really got to ask who’s overseeing this,” Hutchings said.

He said four new positions were advertised but are sitting on hold.

 

 

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