Stanley Bridge group receives funding for development

Colin MacLean
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This is an artist's conception of the development planned for Stanley Bridge.

The Stanley Bridge Harbour Authority is getting some significant public funding to help develop its property.

The project will receive a total of $900,000 from the federal and provincial governments and the authority will contribute about $100,000 of its own money.

The goal is to expand the picturesque harbour’s capacity by adding floating docks for pleasure craft, as well as a service centre for them, in addition to building retail space.

The authority also recently completed the redevelopment of the breakwater, though that project was not included in this pot of funding.

Organizations: Stanley Bridge Harbour Authority

Geographic location: Stanley Bridge

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  • AL
    March 03, 2016 - 19:34

    Great news for the pleasure boat owners who want to have a place to berth their boats for the season with all the services provided by the taxpayer. That is fine if you want to belong to a yacht club. But how about adding or improving some launching slips around our island so that we, who don't have the funds or the time to belong to a yacht club, can get out on the water the odd day. boats use gas also and pay the HST on fuel, so how about a break on launching fees. there are a lot of smaller boats around this island. We don't want expensive fancy facilities we just want a reliable and safe way to launch at a reasonable fee. paying $15.00 a day to use a slip where you run the danger of getting stuck or loosing your tow vehicle in the water and having to launch in close quarters is too much. I spent a weekend on the St.John river last summer and their were numerous gravel slips with parking for free. Also in Florida I saw a double concrete slip with a dock in the center and washrooms in a state park for $3.00 a day and if you were a senior citizen it was $1.50 per day.

  • PeiGuy2
    March 03, 2016 - 18:24

    This is a long overdue project at this location and could prove to be a useful prototype for other marina locations on our beautiful Island.

  • john john
    March 03, 2016 - 15:01

    Under what government program was this funding provided? Can we see the specifics in terms of what the proposed plan is and what we (the taxpayers) are buying? And who controls the assets after they have been built? Do we (the taxpayers) get a lien on them until the loans have been paid off?

  • olddog70
    March 03, 2016 - 14:08

    wow, our tax dollars spent on leisure time "yachts man" pleasure. I'm sure "everyone" can afford a pleasure craft. If not surely you want to spend your "expendable" cash on the retail space so the "yachts" people can expand their time at our expense. Suck it up if you don't find this to your liking,we need to stop being patsy's to our governing body who love to pander to the elite.