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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ferry Services Get Financial Lifeline From Ottawa

( Bay Ferries Vice President Don Cormier)
            (Photo by Brian McLain)

Good news coming out of Ottawa for supporters of the ferry services in this part of the country.

The federal government announcing it will invest enopugh money to keep them running until at least April of 2014. This would include the Princess of Acadia which plies the waters of the Bay of Fundy between Saint John and Digby.

 Bay Ferries Vice-President of Operations and Safety Management, Don Cormier says a decision is looming about getting a replacement at some point down the road. He expects the current ferry will be able to operate for another 4 or 5 years.

Bay Ferries operates two ferry runs in the region and Cormier points to studies by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency showing they generate more than 30 million dollars in benefits and savings.