Maritime highways need more toilet facilities
A touchy subject concerns toilet usage when an individual needs to go while they are on the go.
The lack of public facilities is very apparent when traveling throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick on most major highways and this can lead to embarrassing moments.
Some individuals that have bowel or kidney problems sometimes have to stay at home because of the lack of proper public toilet facilitates along highways.
We had to make an emergency rest stop at Middle Cape at a lookout along Highway #4 on May 21.
While approaching the outside toilet facilitates, the restroom doors for both men and women had latches removed from the handles and both doors were screwed shut. There was one cold running water tap
and what surrounds these two outside toilet facilitates are not to be mentioned in my letter.
By contrast I must give credit to the province’s of Quebec and Ontario, both of which offer clean, public toilet facilitates with hot and cold running water. Each rest stop is clearly marked on a highway sign and indicates the mileage to the next rest stop along with information about catering service and eating establishments.
To the governments of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, please follow in the footsteps of Quebec and Ontario and let us see a difference in the near future. Building appearances and proper toilet facilitates along the major highways is a must today.
The issue is a health concern to us all – from infants to the elderly and our welcomed tourists.
Clarence Landry St. Peter’s