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Inverness County Councillor Jim Mustard wants Discussions with Province about Before and After Program Care Program

Inverness County Councillor Jim Mustard maintains that the provincial government needs to realize volunteers and councillors aren’t in a position to quarterback programs like the Before and After Care Program.

Last July, the Department of Communities, Cultures and Heritage approached the Municipality of Inverness County about setting up a Before and After Program at Inverness Education Centre and Academy. The program would have to be facilitated through a community partner.

Mustard said the Before and After Program – which provides care to pre-primary kids before and after school – is a great idea, and he’d like to have a meeting with the province about how to make it happen. However, he said having volunteers and municipal staff take the lead on it was “stupid.”