The public has until August 28 2021 to ask convince DFO/CG to fix the Chebucto Head Fog Horn!
DFO/CG announced via NOTMAR published May 28 2021 that the Chebucto Head Fog Horn will be discontinued. There is a mandatory 90 day waiting period in which the public can voice their objections.
NSLPS is aware that DFO and Coast Guard's mandate is to provide aids to navigation to all boaters and that they consider lighthouses and fog horns old technology, there being cheaper and newer technology to use instead. Therefore in order to keep the Chebucto Head fog horn working, we are asking boaters and concerned citizens contact DFO by email or letter to request the repair of the fog horn for use as an aid to navigation in times of fog this 2021 boating season. Remember that not all boaters have modern navigating equipment on their boat as this is NOT a requirement to their getting a Pleasure Craft Operators' Card (PCOC).
Please click here for a sample letter in PDF formart you can print and add your name, contact information and the date at the end of the letter:
Alternatively click here for an email that you can copy and paste into your own. Please CC Andy Fillmore, MP for the Chebucto area, at Andy.firstname.lastname@example.org: