CANSO, N.S. - The Nova Scotia town of Canso has put the brakes on a possible merger with the district of Guysborough.
A vote scheduled for Monday on an earlier motion that recommended the town file an application to the province's Utility and Review Board to amalgamate has been deferred indefinitely.
Canso Mayor Frank Fraser says councillors want to talk to Service Nova Scotia Minister Ramona Jennex and its solicitor in Antigonish before proceeding further.
There's no word on when the matter might come before council again.
Canso's future was cast in doubt by municipal leaders after a $136,000 deficit was forecast for the 2010-11 fiscal year.
Fraser says town council might have been acting too quickly.
"I think we have other options other than making an application to join with the municipality of Guysborough," he said. "I think that the council realizes we might have been a little too hasty and let's take a sober look at this thing, and let's get more legal information."