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Monday, March 17, 2014

What's Next For Partridge Island?

We should find out later today what the next step will be in the continuing talk about doing something with Partridge Island. It has been largely abandoned since the end of the Second World War.

A noonhour news conference has been scheduled at City Hall on Partridge Island involving Mayor Mel Norton, Saint John M-P Rodney Weston and Provincial Tourism Minister Trevor Holder. 

Former Fundy Baykeeper David Thompson tells CHSJ News the installation of a floating dock that could be stored away in the winter is more feasible than building and maintaining a road or walkway to get people back and forth as well as being cheaper to maintain.

Thompson doesn't think a road or walkway would stand up to the stormy weather in the Bay and might prove too inviting for vandals to make the crossing and cause damage when people aren't about.