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Friday, January 24, 2014

Emergency Youth Shelter Gets $480,000, Will Be Built By Fall

The Safe Harbour youth shelter has received a major boost from the provincial government--and some new jobs will be created at the same time.

The province is investing $480,000 dollars to hire and train 12 journeymen and 24 apprentices to help build the emergency housing facility. Health and Inclusive communities minister Dorothy Shepherd says she's excited about how the project will help youth.

The Saint John Construction and Mechanical Associations are also kicking in $100,000 dollars each.

The emergency housing facility is expected to be completed by September at the former site of the St James Anglican Church on Broad Street.