© A ribbon cutting was held for the expansion of the New Glasgow Marina on Thursday evening. From left are Geralyn MacDonald, MP Peter MacKay, Mayor Barrie MacMillan, MLA Ross Landry and Cheryl Young. ADAM MACINNIS – THE NEWS
The New Glasgow Marina celebrated it’s grand opening Thursday following a major expansion supported by all levels of government.
“The expansion and upgrades at the New Glasgow Marina promote our tourism and recreational industries, attracting more people to the downtown core,” said Central Nova MP Peter MacKay.
The federal government contributed $55,050 to help with the construction of the floating docks, gangways, concrete anchors and wayfinding kiosks. Prior to the project the Marina had 66 docks which held approximately 30 boats. The expansion has added 11 new docks, to accommodate an additional 12 vessels.
Additional support for the project included $14,550 from the Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development and Tourism.
“Revitalizing, New Glasgow’s downtown will benefit residents, help keep visitors coming back again and again, and the province is pleased to support this project,” said Pictou Centre MLA Ross Landry.
The town of New Glasgow has also invested $63,000 in the Marina expansion.
“The expansion of the Marina and our downtown area has improved the quality of life and experience for New Glasgow residents, businesses and visitors,” said New Glasgow Mayor Barrie MacMillan. “The project is encouraging economic activity and is enhancing the downtown as a place where our community gathers.”