As of today, there are three candidates offering for the opportunity to represent the Liberal Party in the next provincial election for MLA in Queens-Shelburne: Joan Bower (Shelburne), Vernon Oickle (Queens) and Seth Renaud (Shelburne). NDP Party MLA Sterling Belliveau has determined not to re-offer for the seat and a PC Party candidate has not been announced
Global TV and Halifax Examiner report that passenger countss on the CAT ferry are trending upwards, but numbers were 43 per cent below target for the first two montns of service, according to numbers released by Bay Ferries Tuesday afternoon.
The ferry has had 18,000 riders, but to meet this year's 60,000 passenger target 32,000 passengers would need to have been booked.
If the second half of the season mirrors these figures, the service would carry 34,000 passengers.
Health and Wellness underspent by $31 million
The McNeil government released the public accounts for the 2015-16 fiscal year on August 9, saying it included funds to keep class sizes small in grades P-4 and support math and literacy; increase home care funding; expand the caregiver support program; provide no-interest student loans for university students and to fund and more orthopedic surgeries.