Dunrovin Cabins owners frustrated with Service NL
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.