Sunday, October 27, 2013

"Second Tourist Season" Underway On South Shore

We're in the middle of whats become known as the "Second Tourist Season". For many older people, the kids have left the nest, the regular and busier tourist season is over and the fall is a perfect time to travel.
The Manager of the Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce, Dan Hennessey, says the South Shore is seeing more seniors than ever visiting the area this time of year.

Hennessey says the travellers spend a considerable amount of money when they're here, giving the local economy an added boost. He says the new tourist bureau at Exit 11 off the 103 is expected to show increased visitation through the summer and fall. Its open for another week or so.

Premier Says 103 Improvements Still A Priority

Nova Scotia's new premier says he fully intends to move forward with a pre-election promise to make highway 103 safer! In a CKBW and HANK-FM News interview, Stephen McNeil says the highway corridor from Yarmouth to Halifax has become a serious threat to the lives of motorists. He says he will seek out ways to finance twinning the 103 from Tantallon to Bridgewater and at least add passing lanes from there to Yarmouth.

The 103 is considered the most dangerous highway in all of Canada. McNeil says the safety of motorists, many who drive the 103 every day, has been neglected far too long!