This notice is provided by Nova Scotia Power as a safety concern for OHV users in the Wreck Cove area of Cape Breton. All members and club contacts will be sent this message directly , however, if you like, feel free to share this with others. ATVANS mission includes the following. “To promote safe, responsible organized ATV use.” Ride safe and help promote our sport and organization.
Executive Director ATVANS
NS Power Issues Safety Alert
Snowmobilers and ATVs Asked to Exercise Caution
Nova Scotia Power would like to inform you of new safety measures put in place at one of its hydro sites in the Cape Breton Highlands that may be of interest to your members.
The utility carried out work at the Gisborne Reservoir on the Wreck Cove Hydro System this past summer to address requirements of the Canadian Dam Safety Guidelines.
That work included widening the emergency spillway at the reservoir to enhance its ability to handle large amounts of water in an emergency and reinforcing the dam with rock blasted from the spillway.
Because of that work a stand of trees along a drop-off that may have been familiar to recreational users of the area is no longer in place. Nova Scotia Power has installed a seven foot high stainless steel fence along that site as well as 12 large bright orange warning signs.
Please exercise caution if you are snowmobiling or driving any type of motorized vehicle in this area and alert your friends to these measures.
If you have any questions, please contact Paul Breski at firstname.lastname@example.org