Trenton anxious to get REN going

Amanda Jess
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Trenton council was the second municipal unit in two weeks to discuss the lack of action with the Regional Enterprise Networks.

 

At a meeting on Tuesday, Trenton Coun. Don Hussher said he’s on the committee and has heard nothing about any of the 11 municipalities getting together.

“If it’s going to be squashed, squash it. Just for it to lay silent is ridiculous.”

Council accepted a letter of correspondence from Michel Samson, minister of economic and rural development and tourism for information as well as approved a motion to send a letter to Simon d’Entremont, deputy minister for the department, about moving forward.

Mayor Glen MacKinnon said there has been discussion at meetings in the past about the proposed network being too broad with it including Antigonish, Antigonish County, Guysborough, St. Mary’s, part of the Halifax Regional Municipality as well as all six units in Pictou County.

He suggested the different economic interests could be a stumbling block in why nothing has transpired.

There’s been no urgency in getting it going, he said.

“That’s the biggest issue. The dialogue hasn’t happened.”

County council brought it up last week and approved a motion to write a letter to Samson.

 

Amanda.jess@ngnews.ca

On Twitter: @NGNewsAmanda 

Organizations: Halifax Regional Municipality

Geographic location: Antigonish County, Guysborough, Pictou County

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