Town of Antigonish appeals UARB decision on electrical service to seniors car facility next to Bethany Motherhouse

Posted at 12:15 pm on June 19, 2017 | Filed Under: News

The Town of Antigonish is appealing a decision of the Utility and Review Board over supplying electrical service to a seniors care facility being built by Shannex Group near the Bethany Motherhouse.  The Sisters of St. Martha will move into the new building once it’s completed.  Shannex had expressed a preference to to deal with Nova Scotia Power.  The Antigonish Electric Utility currently services the Motherhouse, which straddles the town boundary.
In its decision last month, the UARB concluded the new facility is within the service territory of Nova Scotia Power and NSPI should provide service.
In its appeal to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, the town argues the board erred in law by ruling Nova Scotia Power was the rightful service provider to the new facility.
The Town is asking the court to rescind the UARB order and have the dispute referred to a differently constituted Board for re-determination.