LeBlanc seeking second term on Pictou Council

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Nadine LeBlanc is re-offering as a candidate for Pictou Town Council.

Born and raised in Pictou, LeBlanc is a graduate of Pictou Academy and later graduated with a B.Ed from the Nova Scotia Teacher’s College. Currently, she resides with her children, Ben and Sadie, and is teaching Grade Primary at Pictou Landing First Nation Elementary School.

“Over the past four years, I have learned so much about municipal government,” she says. “There have been many positives for Pictou over the past four years during my term as councillor. A few notables to mention include: increased commercial activity, improvements with water and waste treatment, and keeping PA within our town. We have exciting projects coming up for families and youth that I am happy to support next term such as the skatepark, splash park and state-of-the-art library. Our seniors have a vibrant club in downtown Pictou with a wide variety of activities; this is also another reason to celebrate.”

The candidate notes that one of her main goals last term was to be approachable and open to the citizens of Pictou. “I would listen to their concerns and questions, direct these to the correct department and give them feedback on what answer was received. Should I be re-elected, I will continue to be the citizens’ voice and work on responses in a timely manner.”

LeBlanc says she is hearing from residents that they want the town to be running the marina, rather than leasing it out. “We live in a beautiful harbour town and the boat launch should be enjoyed by our citizens at no charge.”

Also on her agenda for the upcoming term is excessive speeding in town which, she says, seems to be a huge concern. “We need to work closer with police services to control this issue.”

Empty buildings are also a concern. “We need to continue to actively look for ideas to revitalize the old PA building and the CN station.”

To discuss ideas she can be reached at 902-485-1839 or nadine.leblanc@townofpictou.ca.