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Road remains in ruins

LOWER MACCAN - LOWER MACCAN - Dara Bourgeois is tired of sounding like a broken record.

Bourgeois has been attempting for years to get the province to fix the 16-kilometre Lower Maccan Road and is growing increasingly impatient as each year goes by without any attention.

The road that runs from Maccan on one end to Strathcona on the other was the scene of a repair job last spring when flooding washed out a culvert part of the way around the loop. While government fixed the washout that cut the road in half, nothing was done about the road's poor condition.


Beef farmers flock to sale

NAPPAN - The stands were filled to the rafters once again this year at the annual steer sale at the Maritime Beef Testing Station in Nappan.

Hundreds in the farming business were on hand to check out the bull lots available.

Agriculture Minister John MacDonell told those gathered that the provincial government recognizes the farmers and the money they bring to the economy and that the government is committed to the industry for the long term.


What a dump

AMHERST POINT - Chris Trenholm considers himself a nature lover.

He uses the Amherst Point Migratory Bird Sanctuary weekly, walking its trails and admiring one of the few pieces of untouched nature remaining. Still, he can’t help but get upset at the amount of garbage and dog feces he has seen out there this spring.

During one recent visit, Trenholm saw numerous coffee cups and fast food wrappers as well as discarded plastic grocery bags and paper bags used to carry hamburgers. More appalling were pop bottles filled with urine as well as condoms.

Organizations: Amherst Point Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Geographic location: MACCAN, NAPPAN, Lower Maccan Road Strathcona

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