Jerry Mainil Ltd. donates $50,000 for new Nickle Lake subdivision

Representatives of Jerry Mainil Ltd. gathered with those from the Nickle Lake Regional Park board to present a donation of $50,000, towards the new Crescent Point subdivision which opened at the park.

From left are Darcy McCormick, who headed up the work crew from Jerry Mainil Ltd.; Terry Benning, president of the Nickle Lake Regional Park board; Sandra Popescu, park manager; and Dale Mainil of Jerry Mainil Ltd.

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The concept plans for the subdivision have been in place for a few years, but the opportunity arose this spring to do the work, including leveling the land, and bringing water, sewer and power for 57 full-service 50-amp campsites.

McCormick noted this was one of the biggest campsite projects in the province this year, and he also pointed out that almost all of the contractors used were local.

This included Souris Valley Industries for the water and sewer infrastructure, Industrial Electric for the power installation, and Ryan Maloney who did the surveying for the new subdivision.

In addition, there were over 3,000 new trees planted for the subdivision, and there are future plans for washrooms and green space for play equipment for the coming years.

This subdivision brings the regional park up to 341 campsites in total, of which 240 are seasonal sites. Popescu said all of the sites are taken for this year, and even with the addition, there is a waiting list for people wanting a site at the park.

“We’ve always tried to do what we could to support the park,” said Mainil. “It’s important to encourage other people to support Nickle Lake.”

“That’s how it was built from the start,” noted Benning. “It was a team effort, as it was a big project for us.”

McCormick noted this subdivision has much the same infrastructure as a subdivision in the city, except for not having paved streets and curbing.