2007 Oct 12
By BARB RAYNER
ST. ANDREWS During their recent visit to the town, members of the board of directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities heard all about St. Andrews's fight against LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay.
In a letter read at October's town council meeting Karen Titus, president of the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick, said that during their sessions one of the board asked his fellow board members to show their support for the town's position on LNG by discussing the issue with their MP and expressing their opposition to any potential construction of a terminal in the area.
"This shows a clear understandingof the issue and hopefully will assist in bringing the issue to a satisfactory resolution in your favour. Your council did an excellent job explaining the intricacies involved and potential devastating effect of such a terminal in your area," Titus said.
Referring to the four days of meetings held in St. Andrews, Titus expressed gratitude to council and staff for the terrific job they did in hosting the event. She said the whole four days were extremely well planned and everything went off without a hitch.
"Comments from board members indicated that they thoroughly enjoyed themselves during the festivities and appreciated their beautiful surroundings.
"In addition, such a meeting in a small municipality, made board members realize and begin to discuss, holding similar meetings in other small municipalities throughout the country."
Councillor Mary Myers praised those who helped to put on the Maritime Kitchen Party held at the W.C. O'Neill Arena and said the visiting board members fell in love with St. Andrews and a great part of that was because of what these people did at the arena. She said there were a number of people who wanted to move to St. Andrews and many, many more are coming back for visits so St. Andrews did itself proud.
© 2007 Advocate Media
Article republished on Save Passamaquoddy Bay website with permission.
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