Scotia Pool still on the provincial government’s agenda for consideration

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BIBLE HILL – A Colchester County councillor says the future of Scotia Pool is again being viewed by the provincial government.

Coun. Christine Blair gave Bible Hill village commissioners an update on Scotia Pool during a village meeting on Tuesday night. Blair said the new minister of agriculture (Keith Colwell) has received information on the pool and “is now looking at the whole situation.”

The pool will be in operation until March 2014, with the help of $50,000 from the municipality, unless more long-term plans can be finalized, which could  come from the provincial government.

“We are waiting to see what happens and what is needed to keep it functioning,” Blair said.

She told the Truro Daily News Colwell “fully recognizes there are two sides to every story and I am hoping for a quick resolution but I’m not sure because the minister is new and has to be updated.”

Blair said, personally, she feels “more positive” about the possibility of Scotia Pool staying open past March  “because the county has supported it” and support on a municipal level may bode well in the eyes of the province.

“The need for the pool has clearly been identified and I don’t see it as competition to the rec centre (Rath Eastlink Community Centre). I see it as an enhancement to it.”

Blair added the Scotia Pool Society volunteers “have gone beyond the call … they are doing everything they can possibly do.”

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