Penney says he and wife have gone above and beyond to make the building wheelchair accessible, and that many guests with limitations have applauded the facilities provided.
Rod noted that each of the cabin doors is 36 inches wide, as opposed to 32 inches, to help accommodate for people with disabilities.
The Penneys say they are frustrated.
“I don’t need this to make a living. I enjoy doing this and I believe in investing back to the community and the province,” said Penney, who noted the facility is an employer of 23 local residents, a number that he hopes to increase over the years.
“Why is, in this province, where they advertise that government supports small business and tourism and all that stuff, and they make everything so far out of reach?”
He says that after lawyer’s fees and fines, the whole affair could cost up $10,000.
The case will appear in Clarenville provincial court Thursday, Nov. 23.