Port Hawkesbury Town Council agreed to send a letter in support of the J.A. Douglas MacCurdy Airport in Sydney during last night’s regular monthly meeting.
Because their advocacy was expected by Jan. 11, council unanimously agreed to a recommendation from Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton to send the letter today.
The mayor said Air Canada’s decision to pull-out by January 11 and take away commercial air travel to and from Cape Breton will be detrimental to the island’s industries and economy.
The mayor hopes advocacy from political leaders and other stakeholders might force federal officials to lend their support to the reinstatement of the much-needed service.