Pictou-Advocate-opinion

Applause for gov’t decision to consider public-private twinning partnership

Opinion

To the Editor:

Last week’s motor vehicle collision was the 400th accident on 38 km un-twinned Trans Canada Highway between Sutherlands River and Antigonish.

A few hours before this crash, the Nova Scotia Government said they will be looking at public-private partnership to twin this deadly section quicker.

I applaud this move; this section has seen 15 fatalities since 2009 and many more life changing events for some of the people directly involved in these accidents; also taking its toll on first responders that respond to these accidents, many being volunteers firefighters. The sooner this section can be twinned, the better it will be.

Joe MacDonald

Chief

Barney’s River Fire Department