‘We will hold their feet to the fire’
Province commits to temporary fix of Hantsport aboiteau following lunchtime protest
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.