April 20, 2020

We hope you are enjoying the sunshine today, and it looks to be a beautiful week ahead (after tomorrow). We wanted to provide you with a quick update on where things stand for the marina opening.  At this time, we have to remain closed and do not know when we will be able to open up the shop or the store.  Due to the government mandate, all of our employees were temporarily laid off in March, which means no work is happening in the shop or in service. The snowball effect of this means that once we are given the go ahead to bring staff back in to work and get the shop and yard moving again, it is going to take time for us to get boats out. As much as we wish it would magically happen overnight, that’s just not the case and we appreciate your understanding as we enter that phase (hopefully sooner than later!).

Among so many things that are in place to keep people safe, one of those things is a complete fire ban.  Please keep that in mind as you are out doing yard clean up, or ready to relax for the afternoon. Our volunteer firefighters really appreciate it!

We also want to share with you that swimming lessons for this summer have been cancelled, but first aid courses will resume once restrictions have been lifted. If you have any questions about these programs, please contact Lori Harper loriharper1808@gmail.com

Our thoughts are with everyone in Nova Scotia today. Keep staying safe and healthy and we sincerely hope to see you soon!

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April 12, 2020

Happy Bunny Day! We are so glad the Easter Bunny was deemed an essential service provider and that all the kids out there had a great feast of chocolates and treats this morning.  Parents, all the best this afternoon!

It is beginning to look a lot like the beginning of spring up here, with almost all of the snow gone and the lakes open. There is still some ice sticking around on sheltered shorelines, but otherwise it went quite quickly! We wish this was a year that we could start launching boats and perhaps get ahead of the game by a little bit, but that’s just not in cards right now. As you’ve likely heard, the government has extended closures at least until April 23rd, so we wait.
We know you are eager to get up to the cottage and get out on the water, but at this time, the health and safety of everyone is of greatest importance. We are so grateful to the incredible heroes working on the front lines of this and ask that you continue to support and protect them by staying home, but also by staying off the water.

At this time, we are still taking requests for startups and will continue to put your toys in the queue. We are unable to get any boats out of storage or running, but promise as soon as we get the green light we will be going full steam ahead to begin fulfilling your requests.

Please take good care, enjoy this long weekend as best as possible and Happy Easter!

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April 4, 2020

This is certainly a post we were hoping we wouldn’t have to write, but here we are. As you know, the list of essential businesses that can remain open was updated yesterday in an ongoing effort to further reduce contact between people and hopefully stop the spread of COVID-19. Under these new restrictions, marinas that are not necessary to enable individuals to access their primary place of residence are not deemed essential. Therefore effective today, Little Gull will be closed at least until April 18th. Leah and I will continue to check voicemails and are available by email (leah@littlegullmarina.ca), but at this time the shop and store will have to remain closed.

Our optimistic outlook is that we will be back up and running and able to get your boats out and ready for a great summer ahead, so you are welcome to continue to give at least 2 weeks notice (by email please) for when you would like to see your toys back in the water. Once we have the green light to re-open, we will work hard to make this happen.

Thank you for your understanding as we respect what our government is asking us to do in an effort to keep everyone safe and we will continue to keep you updated as often as we can.

 

Richard & Leah

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