Gath­er­ing place

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Mc­Grath ex­plained that when coun­cil next spoke with Trans­port Canada, she was sur­prised to learn that the of­fer was off the ta­ble.

“We were told that they were mis­taken, we could not re­tain own­er­ship—it was go­ing to be de­mol­ished,” she said.

Mc­Grath calls it a pretty big mis­take on the part of Trans­port Canada.

When asked about what tran­spired in this in­stance, Trans­port Canada stated, “Un­der the Ports As­set Trans­fer Pro­gram, the Town of Ter­renceville had ex­pressed in­ter­est in tak­ing own­er­ship of the wharf. On Novem­ber 15, 2016, the Town with­drew its in­ter­est.

“The wharf in Ter­renceville was built in 1974 and has been closed since 1999. Due to its poor con­di­tion, the decision to de­mol­ish the wharf was made for safety rea­sons.”

Gath­er­ing place

Mc­Grath said although the wharf has not been used by boats in a num­ber of years, it is still a cen­turial part of the com­mu­nity.

“I could get up ev­ery morn­ing and see peo­ple fish­ing off that wharf,” she said.

Mc­Grath added the town had also been look­ing into ways to re­vi­tal­ize the wharf, “…tourism­wise, like have a lit­tle restau­rant or café.”

Mc­Grath ex­plained that events such as The Bot­tom of the Bay fes­ti­val were held along­side the wharf.

“Ev­ery­one from the town knows that this is where ev­ery­one meets.”

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