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Carol Nickerson, a local volunteer, rides her scooter along a boardwalk at Fisherman’s Cove. Eastern Passage resident Paula Canning follows with five month old Tom in a stroller. Currently when doors are open on the boardwalk, the walkway is too narrow for navigation. A Community Access-Ability grant will be used to widen the narrow boardwalk to improve access and navigation for all. Community Services Minister has announced $150,000 in CAP funding for locations across Nova Scotia to improve accessibility.
Minister Joanne Bernard announces funding for a Community Access-Ability (CAP) grant to improve the accessibility of the boardwalk at Fishermans’ Cove. Shown, from Left to Right: Paula Canning, resident of Eastern Passage; Joanne Bernard, Community Services Minister; Joyce Treen, MLA (Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage); Earl Gosse, Board Member Fisherman’s Cove Development Association; Carol Nickerson, local volunteer.
The Shanty is operated by Yarmouth Association Community Residential Options (YACRO). Listen to the complete CBC Radio story