Ottenheimer promises more moose fencing and a Come Home Year

Published on August 5, 2014
John Ottenheimer. — Telegram file photo

John Ottenheimer is promising more fencing and reduced speed limits on the province’s highways at night to prevent moose-vehicle accidents.

“We live in moose country,” he said.

Ottenheimer also promised that if he becomes premier, he will make  2016 a Come Home Year.

That year is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel, the year that the Colonial Building restoration will be completed and the 50th anniversary of the first Come Home Year organized by Joey Smallwood.

Ottenheimer promised new Come Home Year licence plates, saying he can already see in his mind what they’ll look like.

Ottenheimer could not give any sense of how much money it would cost to do the Come Home Year or the moose prevention efforts.