Half of Parks Canada assets in ‘poor’ shape
Back on June 19, 2012 while touring the local Lambeth historical society along the Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail, our stop at the Battle of the Longwoods cairn was enriched by the coincidence of meeting up with Parks Canada staff. The sad news he admitted is that the Harper government is not allocating enough money to maintain assets such as this cairn. This aging cairn needs yearly maintenance to keep it in good repair. Mary Simpson promised she would pass along our disappointment to our MP, Bev Shipley. The Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail is all about appreciating our local history. Little evidence remains of the War of 1812-14. This delicate cairn is precious.
Many months later, Parks Canada admits that 47% of all its assets are in poor or very poor condition. A separate sampling pushed that overall level to 53%.
Feb 12, 2014 Globe & Mail Article : Internal report says Parks Canada buildings in worse shape than claimed – The Globe and Mail