Yamouth Ferry will resume

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The province announced today that a deal has been reached to reinstate the Yarmouth Ferry.

The Canadian Press

YARMOUTH, N.S. — Nova Scotia’s economic development minister says the provincial government has reached a deal to restore an international ferry link from Yarmouth to the U.S. next year. Graham Steele told radio station CJLS in Yarmouth that the government will work with STM Quest to re-establish the service to Portland, Maine for May 2014. STM Quest — a joint venture between U.S.-based companies ST Marine and Quest Navigation — was selected last month to set up and run the service. The province received two other bids from Balearia Caribbean and P&O Ferries. The ferry service was scrapped in December 2009 after the NDP government cut its subsidies. But the province has offered $21 million over seven years to restart the service.

Organizations: ST Marine

Geographic location: YARMOUTH, U.S., Nova Scotia Portland, Maine Caribbean

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  • danny grant
    September 06, 2013 - 11:21

    observer you have my vote .ships built here want to bring workers back from alberta good thing they never came because they would be going back. my husband and I are retired and living here in pictou county and with the price of heating our home and electricity cost and home and car insurance we are leaving to go out west also .anyone with a trade would be foolish to stay around here.

  • Observer
    September 05, 2013 - 15:03

    21 million to a USA - Singapore joint venture corporation to get votes for the NDP is a pretty good indicator of how desparate the No Down Payment Party is to overcome its current deficit in the polls.. This Government is out of control and come October 8th should be voted out of power. 304 million for Ships that will never be launched 21 million here, 65 million there while our health care and education systems and general infrastructure are falling into disarray. When will they wake up and recognize that a senior citizen financial tax base cannot sustain their overly generous corporate subsidization. Meanwhile our veterans ( mostly seniors) cannot get a decent meal in care facilities, yes there are many Nova Scotians employed...outside this province The election of the NDP in Nova Scotia was an expensive experiment that has failed. Oct. 8 is the Good-Bye date.