News release

Antigonish County Flood Plain Zoning

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Antigonish County Flood Plain Zoning

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Barry Barnet said today, April 29, that he is aware of concerns raised by residents of Williams Point, Antigonish Co., respecting local flood plain zoning.

"Land-use planning in Nova Scotia is a municipal issue," said the minister. "As part of the normal planning process, my department will be reviewing the amendments approved by municipal council."

The minister said the department is prepared to work with municipal staff on the issue of flood plain management within the municipality.



David MacNeil
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations 902-424-6336 E-mail: