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Friday, September 6, 2013

New 18-Car Deer Island Ferry Will Cost $4 Million

Conservative MLA Curtis Malloch confirming rumours surrounding the Deer Island Ferry service. 

Malloch tells CHSJ News the John E. Rigby between L'etite and Deer Island will be replaced with another 18-car ferry.

He says they are replacing the John E. Ridgy with a new modern ferry that's the same size and will cost of 4 million dollars.

Malloch says the promise to replace the Rigby with a 24-car ferry was made back in 2007 by the previous Liberal government. 

He says traffic volumes were used to determine the size needed for the new ferry, and he says, 18 cars was enough to handle the demand.