POLITICS

Ferry funding for one region of Nova Scotia triggers upset in another

03/22/2012 12:10 EDT | Updated 05/22/2012 05:12 EDT
YARMOUTH, N.S. - The Nova Scotia politician who represents Yarmouth is upset over the provincial government's decision to provide funding for a ferry service in the Bay of Fundy.

Liberal member Zach Churchill says the decision flies in the face of those trying to re-establish ferry service between Yarmouth and Maine.

The Nova Scotia and New Brunswick governments announced Wednesday they will provide up to $6 million in funding over the next three years for the ferry service between Digby, N.S., and Saint John, N.B.

Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter has said the $200 million fishing industry in southwestern Nova Scotia relies on the ferry to help deliver their catch to markets in Canada and the United States.

A campaign to have the Yarmouth-Maine service re-established is underway but organizers say it will require government funding for the first couple of years.

(CKBW)