By DJ Shuman
The Musquodoboit Harbour and Area Chamber of Commerce and Civic Affairs has been hard at work on projects to make the area better and fulfil the short-term goals of its Community Development Plan. The big news is a $25,000 grant for a streetscape and beautificaiton campaign from the Department of Municipal Affairs, which will be matched by another $25,000 from the local area rate fund. Be on the lookout for pole-banners, planters, refurbished benches, and more coming to our streets!
The Infrastructure Committee, chaired by John Woods, Ph.D, is making significant progress in addressing the pollution issue in the Inlet. Most recently, we were granted funding from the Musquodoboit Harbour Common Area Rate ($2,000) for the purpose of conducting dye testing at the High School and the Hospital. That testing is imminent, and we shall share the results once they are available.
In response to the announcement of the new Eastern Shore high school, the MHACCCA is firmly advocating for Musquodoboit Harbour to be the location. The MHACCCA believes that building the new school in the Harbour will provide the best benefits for students. From a school located in the Harbour, students will have easy walking access to all of the amenities of the village core, including the library, the rink, the gym, and municipal classes and events. For safety, the RCMP and the hospital are close by. And keeping the school in Musquodoboit Harbour ensures travel to school will remain manageable for students on both outer ends.
We are working on a comprehensive report on the impact of a high school on the community we serve. Our Community Development Plan & future infrastructure projects are closely tied to new school construction in the core. If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to review the CDP on our website - MHACC.CA.
If you are interested, whether to weigh in or to receive more information, please attend our upcoming September Town Hall on September 19 at 7:00pm at Eastern Shore District High School. (See our ad in this issue).
DJ Shuman is the MHACCCA’s Administrative Coordinator