The mayor of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove says he’s pleased with government’s response about removing the dead whale from Outer Cove Beach, but is wondering what’s going to be done in the meantime.
The full-grown humpback whale washed ashore in Outer Cove on Monday. Hundreds of people have been flooding the area to catch a glimpse of the whale and take pictures.
Mayor, John Kennedy, says he reached out to DFO, Service NL and the Department of Environment and today he received a response.
He says the town has been contacted by the Department of Municipal Affairs and told they can apply for a $30,000 special assistance grant once they present them with a plan. Kennedy says the town is holding a council meeting tonight to discuss possible ways to dispose of the carcass.
In the meantime the town is asking people to park only where parking is permitted, RNC are ticketing people illegally parked in the area.
Kennedy says he’s pleased government got back to him but there is still a dead humpback whale on Outer Cove beach and he’s not sure the grant will cover the costs.
He says it’s a start but hopefully they can come up with a plan within the town’s budget.
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