Improvements will be made to the park reservation system for the 2019 season to make it easier to book campsites. A record-breaking 6,500 reservations were made on opening day in 2018. All provincial parks are now closed for camping but people are encouraged to continue visiting parks to enjoy walking, cross-country skiing and similar activities. While parks are closed, regular park services and facilities are not available. Visitors must follow park rules, including keeping dogs on leashes. Visitors are reminded to use the pack-it-in, pack-it-out principle, and take their trash home with them. There are 20 provincial camping parks and more than 100 day-use parks in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia’s provincial parks welcomed a record number of campers in 2018. The provincial park system saw 82,422 campsite nights booked, an increase of five per cent over last year. Bookings have gone up about 30 per cent since 2014. Several infrastructure projects were completed or are in progress this year: new electrical and water services to campsites at Amherst Shore Provincial Park and Battery Park Provincial Park road and parking lot repairs to Queensland Beach Provincial Park upgrades to the Blomidon Provincial Park day-use area construction of a new comfort station at Valleyview Provincial Park near Bridgetown
Mumbai: Flight operations were severely hit due to heavy rain and poor visibility at the Mumbai airport on Monday, while the city and the coastal Konkan region were put on ‘red alert’. A Mumbai International Airport Ltd. spokesperson said that on account of fluctuating visibility issues, there were no flight movements for at least 20 minutes till 9.31 a.m. Alhough there were no cancellations, at least three flights were diverted to other airports, five go-arounds and delays of 30-45 minutes. Also Read – IAF Day: Tributes paid to soldiers killed in line of duty in Jammu In a special bulletin, the IMD here has placed Mumbai and north-Konkan on ‘red alert’ for extremely heavy to very heavy rains over the next 24 hours. Raigad, Thane and Palghar will have similar weather conditions on Tuesday, while Mumbai will experience heavy downpour on Mondayy, and Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg will witness heavy to very heavy rain till Friday. In a different rain-related incident, eight persons were hurt when a ground-plus one floor tenement crashed in Shivaji Nagar. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoC While three women are admitted to Rajawadi Hospital, five others were already treated. While road traffic was affected with snarls at various locations, suburban trains were working normally. Waterlogging was reported in various parts of the city and the adjoining Navi Mumbai suburbs with scores of vehicles stranded, people struggling to move around in knee-to-waist deep waters. The IMD has warned fishermen not to venture into the Arabian Sea which will be very rough with high waves and wind speeds touching 40-50 kmph till Friday.