Casey Draws Halifax Attention to County Landmarks
The Liberal candidate for Cumberland North says he is breaking new ground in promoting two historically important tourist attractions near Amherst.
Bill Casey said, “I have never heard any politician from any party in Halifax say words ‘the Chignecto Ship Railway’ or the words ‘Acadian Village of Beaubassin’ until yesterday.”
Casey says he has a commitment from Iain Rankin that the two historic sites will now “get the attention of the Government of Nova Scotia for the very first time.”
As a Member of Parliament, Casey pushed for recognition of the two sites and now, as a provincial candidate he wants to “explore the establishment of interpretation centers (sic) and other ways to highlight these two priceless historic sites.”
To say the two sites have been ignored would be a great understatement. He says it is incredible there is no signage directing travellers to either site. He added, “The only sign on the road in to both historic sites says NO EXIT.”
Referring to the “Ivany Report”, a provincial government study on Nova Scotia’s prospects for development, Casey says that tourism will be a cornerstone of the future economy of Nova Scotia.
Historic sites are at the top of the list of preferred attractions in every tourist survey. Casey added, “If these two historic sites are finally recognized and promoted, Cumberland North will receive a substantial economic benefit.”
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