Dun­rovin Cab­ins own­ers frus­trated with Ser­vice NL

The Packet (Clarenville) - - FRONT PAGE - BY MARK SQUIBB THE PACKET

LETH­BRIDGE, NL— There are some eye-catch­ing char­ac­ters along Route 230 near Leth­bridge.

A weath­ered old sea cap­tain, a quirky moose, and a friendly, pint sized bear are some of the sculp­tures that vis­i­tors pose and take pho­tos with at Dun­rovin Cab­ins.

But own­ers say the busi­ness has been get­ting plenty of un­wanted at­ten­tion over the past three years as well.

“Since we’ve started, we’ve had noth­ing … only is­sues with Ser­vice NL,” said Rod Pen­ney, who owns the es­tab­lish­ment with his wife Gerri.

The cou­ple pur­chased the prop­erty three years ago, and have added to the orig­i­nal cabin build­ing a ser­vice sta­tion, take­out res­tau­rant, and RV park.

They say that they have had nu­mer­ous con­flicts with Ser­vice NL over the years, dat­ing back to the ar­chi­tec­tural draw­ings.

Now, one of those con­flicts has landed the busi­ness in court.

Court in­for­ma­tion shows that, on or be­tween Dec. 9 of 2016 and April 20, 2017, Gerri’s En­ter­prise Lim­ited, op­er­at­ing as Dun­rovin Cab­ins, failed to com­ply with the or­der of an in­spec­tor.

Un­der the of­fense, as out­lined in the Build­ing Ac­ces­si­bil­ity Act, a cor­po­ra­tion found guilty is li­able to a fine of no less than $1,000 and no more than $25,000.

Rod says the is­sue comes from a hand­i­cap seat sit­u­ated in one of the cabin’s wash­rooms.

Pen­ney says Ser­vice NL has asked him to screw the seat into place.

How­ever, do­ing so would be con­sid­ered doc­tor­ing with the orig­i­nal prod­uct, says Pen­ney.

He also says many guests pre­fer to bring their own seat, in which case they sim­ply move the seat pro­vided by the fa­cil­ity.

The Build­ing Ac­ces­si­bil­ity Act re­quires a shower to be “equipped with a hinged seat that is not spring loaded or a fixed seat.” That fixed seat is to be mounted 430 mil­lime­ters to 480 mil­lime­ters above the floor.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.