The Thibeault file's back to haunt Mayor Peter Kelly. His handling of Mary Thibeault's estate as executor single-handedly ended any thoughts Kelly had of re-offering for a fourth term in office and it's far from resolved yet. Five of Thibeault's heirs are now asking the probate court to remove the mayor as executor amid allegations Kelly took over $175,000 and that seven years after her death has yet to settle the estate. Kelly continues to refuse to comment on the case, saying it's in the hands of lawyers. His silence from the start on this matter has been deafening.
For more than just a few motorists, it will make no difference. They were never aware Blowers Street in the downtown had been converted to a one-way street last October. It's back now to a two-way street effective immediately. Signs were actually changed yesterday along with new lines painted on the road. The about-face comes at the behest of businesses on Blowers who claimed they were losing business after the initial change.
The city's promising to paint fading crosswalk markings after Sunday's fatality that saw a 68 year old resident hit by a car. As well, a city traffic department rep was at the crosswalk at the corner of Albro Lake and Victoria roads yesterday taking measurements. He tells the CBC they might increase the length of time given pedestrians to cross the street, but he admits there really was little that could have been done to prevent the death Sunday of Alan Carpenter. But considering the alarming number of car-pedestrian mishaps in our city, the time is long overdue for action to improve crosswalk safety.
Despite opposition from environmental groups, fishing organizations, tourism industry reps and others, the Dexter government is about to pour millions of dollars into a New Brunswick aquaculture operation here in Nova Scotia. Cooke Aquaculture is hoping for $20 to $30 million in government funding for its $150 million plans for this province. An announcement is expected today in Shelburne where the provincial cabinet is meeting. Open pen fish farm opponents are there as well, but it appears their concerns have fallen on deaf government ears.
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