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Saskatchewan funds electrical upgrades in three provincial parks


July 10, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

July 10, 2012 – Kevin Doherty, Saskatchewan’s parks, culture and sport minister, said the government is investing almost $1.6 million to further expand electric services in Rowan’s Ravine, Duck Mountain and Moose Mountain provincial parks, which involves about 400 campsites.

“Government realizes that many people visiting our parks desire the convenience of electrified campsites, which is why we have added almost 1100 electric campsites over the last four years,” said Doherty. “These upgrades ensure an enhanced parks experience for everyone. They will help attract even more visitors to our parks, which helps grow our economy.”

Electrical service in Rowan’s Ravine will be expanded and/or upgraded to 176 existing campsites in the Underwood Campground. Duck Mountain’s Birch Campground will receive expanded and/or upgraded electrical service to 130 existing campsites. Moose Mountain Provincial Park will receive new electrical service to 121 existing campsites in Fish Creek Campground.

Upgrades will start in the fall and should be ready for the 2013 parks season.