Three quarters of a million deficit expected for Wellness Centre

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The Pictou County Wellness Centre will finish the year with somewhere between a $700,000 and $750,000 deficit – much of which was predicted and budgeted for.

For the coming year the Wellness Centre Authority will be budgeting for about the same amount to be in the red.

That deficit is divided between the towns of Stellarton, New Glasgow, Trenton and Pictou and the municipality of Pictou County. Westville agreed to help with the capital costs of the Wellness Centre but did not agree to help fund the operating costs.

New Glasgow is responsible for 35.4 per cent of the deficit, Stellarton 29.6, the county 25.5, Trenton 5.6 and Stellarton 4 per cent.

On a $750,000 deficit, the town of Stellarton is responsible for about $222,000 under this system while the town of New Glasgow would be paying about $265,000.


Organizations: Wellness Centre Authority

Geographic location: New Glasgow, Stellarton, Pictou County

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Recent comments

  • Annoyed.
    May 16, 2014 - 15:16

    Why are tax dollars from all municipalities (except westville) being used to even fund this? It's a money pit.... Perhaps if there was public transit in pictou county allowing every demographic from every county to utilize this centre it would be slightly more profitable? Perhaps if we had good roads and public transit then building this monstrosity would be justifiable.

  • Hatsofftowestville
    May 15, 2014 - 16:07

    As a resident of Stellarton it is my opinion that we did not need this additional tax burden and I seriously doubt that we will see any meaningful reduction in these deficits in the foreseeable future. Yes hats off to Westville, they were the smart ones.

  • Vinny
    May 15, 2014 - 10:49

    Who in the #@#@@# asked for this White Elephant, I certainly know I, nor anyone I know, were ever asked or consulted as to wether the Majority of the People in PC ever wanted this. Who made such a decision to waste all of OUR MONEY?????????? Anyone have an answer??