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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Port Authority Still Waiting For Ottawa To Call

(Cruise ship docked at Long Wharf - file photo)

The waiting game continues for the Port Authority -- port officials are looking for federal and provincial stimulus funding to help with a proposed 42-million dollar upgrade to expand docking facilities beyond Pugsley Terminal to handle more and larger cruise ships. Port Authority chair Stephen Campbell tells CHSJ News he's waiting for some indication from Ottawa.Campbell says the clock is ticking for applications under the government stimulus packages -- he says the expansion is crucial to growing not only the cruise business but also to handle increased shipments of potash.

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