MacLeod Says Liberals Considering Closing Port Hastings Tourist Centre
Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg Tory MLA Alfie MacLeod says the Liberal government is considering closing three more visitor information centres in the province, including the one at the Canso Causeway.
MacLeod put the question about the fate of the centres in Port Hastings, Amherst and Yarmouth to Mark Furey in the Legislature, yesterday.
But the minister responsible for tourism would only say said Tourism Nova Scotia is reviewing provincially-run visitor information centres.
MacLeod says closing the three visitor information centres would affect local jobs as well as tourism.
He also points on that the centre in Port Hastings is at the entrance to Cape Breton Island.
Last year, the province closed visitor information centres in Pictou and Digby.
Meanwhile, the Warden of Inverness County where the Port Hastings centre is located, Duart MacAulay says he’s heard the same rumours as MacLeod.
MacAulay adds a conference call is set for tomorrow between tourism officials and area mayors and wardens but adds he doesn’t know what the call is about.