‘We will hold their feet to the fire’

Prov­ince com­mits to tem­po­rary fix of Hantsport aboiteau fol­low­ing lunchtime protest

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Chants of “Save the Aboiteau, Stop the Flow’ soon turned into cheers af­ter res­i­dents of Hantsport and the sur­round­ing ar­eas learned the prov­ince is fi­nally step­ping in to fix the is­sue at the Half­way River.

Up­wards of 500 peo­ple marched along High­way 1, lead­ing into Hantsport, to raise aware­ness of the is­sue Jan. 4.

“This is so fun­da­men­tally im­por­tant to our com­mu­nity. We have to get the aboiteau fixed, re­placed, for ev­ery­one and stop this free flow of de­struc­tion. It’s de­stroy­ing our com­mu­nity,” said Hantsport Coun. Rob­bie Zwicker, who was joined by sev­eral fel­low coun­cil­lors at the planned protest.

“I hope that the gov­ern­ment will step in and look at a com­mon sense ap­proach. It’s not an ex­pen­sive or com­plex fix. Get a re­place­ment aboiteau in there and let the land re­cover,” said Zwicker.

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