Strait Area Transit officials announce reduced Richmond Co. service
Friday, 29 July 2016 18:39
Officials with Strait Area Transit have announced they're reducing their Richmond Co. service to one third of its current level.
In a release issued Friday afternoon, the co-operative announced that since there was no funding boost for rural transit in Richmond Co.'s municipal budget for 2016-17, service would drop from 60 to 20 hours per week as of Tuesday.
That means there will no longer be service to L'Ardoise, St. Peter's and River Bourgeois.
The routes will be scaled back to dial-a ride service for two hours each in the morning and afternoon for the area stretching from Isle Madame to Port Hawkesbury.
Provincial, federal officials announce funding for Antigonish affordable housing
Friday, 29 July 2016 17:13
Provincial and federal officials are pledging $100,000 toward building four more affordable housing units for families and persons with disabilities in Antigonish.
Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard made the announcement Friday afternoon at the People's Place Library.
Riverside Estates will feature two two-bedroom homes, and a pair of one-bedroom units.
Both ground-floor units will be accessible for persons with disabilities.
Officials with the Town of Antigonish donated the land for the project, while both the Sisters of St. Martha and the Municipality of Antigonish Co. have pledged $100,000.
The building will be managed and operated by the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society, whose stakeholders are already planning to build ten more units on adjacent lots.
The AAHS is expected to hire a contractor in the coming weeks so the Riverton Estates project can get underway.