NS Chamber cautiously optimistic on step for ferry

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A view of the ferry terminal in Yarmouth. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

The Nova Scotia Chambers of Commerce expressed some optimism for the Premier Darrell Dexter’s announcement of a panel to review the data relating to the need for a replacement for the Yarmouth ferry.

“It is a small step but one that can help government get to the right place in re-establishing a badly needed piece of provincial transportation infrastructure,” said Chris Atwood, chair of the provincial chamber organization.

The Nova Scotia Chambers of Commerce represent 31 local chambers and 7,000 local businesses in the province. Atwood went on to note that, “We are particularly pleased that the Premier has stated publically that his government recognizes the need for a ferry service as it does contribute economically to Yarmouth, South West Nova and in fact the entire province.

“The leadership team appointed by the Premier has a broad perspective, are well experienced in business, management and tourism and we feel that the information already released will clearly demonstrate the merits of re-establishing the ferry service” Atwood added. “We will co-operate with them in every way to help them come to a decision quickly as the business community has suffered through three long years since the ferry service was discontinued.” 

Geographic location: Yarmouth, South West Nova

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