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Funding Supports Greater Community Access in Westville

Government is supporting the construction of a gravel trail in Westville that will provide greater access between a residential area and the downtown.

MLA Lloyd Hines, on behalf of Energy Minister Andrew Younger, announced today, Nov. 17, that government will contribute $10,000 to help the Town of Westville build a two-kilometre path called the Black Diamond Trail.

“Contributing to the trail’s construction increases travel choices for Westville residents,” said Mr. Hines. “When residents decide to go for a walk, ride a bike, or run errands downtown, they’ll be able to consider using the Black Diamond Trail as a healthy, safe, and sustainable option.”

The Black Diamond Trail will run along Cowan Street, between Whitman Drive and Diamond Street. The construction is part of a four-phase project to connect Westville to Stellarton via the Trans Canada Trail.

“The Black Diamond Trail is an important link in the development of the Trans Canada Trail in Pictou County,” said Mayor Roger MacKay. “The trail has been in the planning stages for quite some time. We look forward to getting started and completing another section of beautiful trails in Pictou County.”

Previously, the Department of Health and Wellness contributed $20,000, and the Department of Seniors $5,000, to the trail construction.

Construction on the two-kilometre section of the trail will finish by the end of March.

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     Government announced today (November 17th) it will

contribute 10-thousand dollars to help the Town of Westville

build a two-kilometre path called the Black Diamond Trail.

     The gravel trail will connect a residential area in

Westville to its downtown and is expected to be completed by the

end of March.

     The construction is part of a four-phase project to connect

Westville to Stellarton via the Trans Canada Trail.

Source: Release

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