On Friday February 5th, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced that Labrador will have a new national park.
The Mealy Mountains, which are outside of Goose Bay will be our newest addition to the Parks.
Canada’s Environment Minister, Jim Prentice and Charlene Johnson, Minister responsible for Parks Canada says the park will protect 10,700 kilometres.
Along with establishing a new national park, it has also been announced that a waterway provincial park to protect the Eagle River will also be established.
Together, these parks will protect 13, 000 square kilometers, making this the largest national park in eastern Canada.
Keep tuning into OKâlaKatiget to hear more details of the new park.