Monday, March 10, 2014

Several NS Towns Facing Dire Financial Squeeze

Last week, Springhill annouced its intention to seek permission to drop its town status in favor of joining the larger surrounding municipality. The main reason being excessive costs to run the town. Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities President, David Corkum of Kentville, says there are at least half a dozen towns in the province in similar financial strains. He says there are plenty of reasons why.

The mayor says making the province's municipal affairs department a stand-alone entity come April 1st will help put more emphasis on this and other strains on the province's municipalities.