Shubenacadie Canal loss of public access

SCC Warns of Imminent loss of Only Public Access Point to Lake Fletcher

Dartmouth, NS (March 10th, 2014) - The Shubenacadie Canal Commission (SCC) is warning the public that the only public access point to Lake Fletcher- regularly used by the community and canal paddlers as a portage between Lake Fletcher and Lake Thomas – may be blocked by an adjacent landowner. The property in question is currently designated a ‘special place.’

Although the SCC currently maintains a historical lock (Lock 4) and portage area- the adjacent land owner has made a legal claim for this property under the ‘Limitations of Actions Act’ – also known as ‘squatter’s rights.’…