Keno Superslides at Moose Mountain Provincial Park have determined to stop operations for the 2021 season.
The transfer comes after the Saskatchewan Well being Division deemed the water park unsuitable for an working license.
A Saskatchewan Well being Division assertion stated: “The Saskatchewan Well being Division has not issued a license to function The Superslides in Moose Mountain Provincial Park. The Saskatchewan Well being Authority’s Public Well being Officer has accomplished the evaluation and the operator has obtained the choice. We can’t touch upon this additional. “
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The slide park proprietor Harvey Armstrong stated he was licensed on Jan.
“The SHA occurred to come back by the day earlier than we really opened and did their inspection, which is unacceptable to me, regardless that I do know the well being authorities are coping with COVID,” Armstrong stated.
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On July 20, Armstrong obtained a letter from the SHA informing him that the corporate wouldn’t be granted an working license.
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This got here as a shock to Armstrong, who stated he had a really sturdy perception that any points have been addressed to ensure that the park to be operational.
Armstrong stated there was a technique to attraction the choice, however the Saskatchewan course of can take as much as 30 days, so he made the tough determination of going out of enterprise for the 12 months.
“We misplaced the summer time season, 50 folks misplaced their jobs and I feel that is due to the dearth of communication between us and the well being authority,” stated Armstrong.
“We needed to are available and say to our employees: ‘Guess what, children, you do not have a summer time job anymore.’ It actually damage, ”he stated.
Armstrong additionally understands the general public’s frustration with the closure of the slides for the second 12 months in a row.
“Persons are planning their holidays right here, they’re reserving their accommodations, they’re reserving their campsites to allow them to take their children to the slides, and everyone seems to be dissatisfied,” he stated.
Regardless of the entire latest setbacks, Armstrong stated Kenosee Superslides appears ahead to being again in enterprise in 2022.
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