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Bridge to be replaced
NORTHPORT - Officials with Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal are continuing to keep a close eye on the Northport Bridge with plans to replace the aging structure this summer.
"The bridge is being monitored on a regular basis by department staff and it remains safe for drivers up to the posted weight of 20 tons," department spokesperson Patricia Jreige said Tuesday.
Jreige said the department is working on the design for the replacement bridge and the project remains on schedule to be completed this summer. An inspection last summer showed that the bridge needs to be replaced.
Creating a young community
AMHERST - Business needs to take a more proactive role in encouraging young people to stay here instead of being lured to bigger centres, says Cumberland County's youth retention and attraction co-ordinator.
Amanda McInnis's comments come as a recent conference in Wolfville reported there will be 30 per cent fewer students and 70 per cent more senior citizens by 2026.
McInnis's job came out of a repopulation strategy completed several years ago for the Cumberland Regional Economic Development Association by David Bruce of the Rural and Small Town Programme at Mount Allison University.
Burrows taking another run
SPRINGHILL - When the writ is dropped for the next federal election, it will be Jim Burrows who will hit the ground running for the Liberal party in the riding of Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley.
Burrows' nomination went uncontested during a meeting Saturday afternoon at the Knights of Pythias Hall in Springhill.
It's Burrows' second kick at the can, as he also ran during the Nov. 9 byelection.

Organizations: Cumberland Regional Economic Development Association, Mount Allison University, Knights of Pythias Hall

Geographic location: Cumberland County, NORTHPORT, SPRINGHILL Wolfville Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley

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