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Province provides Cabot Trail area $1 million in Tourism funding

The Province is aiding a number of tourism sites.

Near Pleasant Bay

The provincial government has announced funding in five locations, including the Cabot Trail which will receive $1 million. A release form the province states the funding will go towards enhancing visitor access and experiences, as well as helping motivate people to visit Nova Scotia. The release also states  Tourism Nova Scotia will work with partners to develop projects at all five locations.

The funding is through a new Tourism Revitalization of Icons Program administered by Tourism Nova Scotia, with the government investing six million dollars over three years.

Business Minister Geoff MacLellan stated investing in well-known tourism icons will attract more visitors and create more opportunities for private sector tourism operators.

 

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Man dies in single vehicle crash on Cabot Trail

Just before 9 p.m. last evening, the Chéticamp RCMP responded to a call reporting a single vehicle collision on the Cabot Trail. Three men had been in a truck, which lost control and left the road and overturned in the ditch .
A 21 year old man from Pleasant Bay, was partially ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The driver and other passenger were not hurt.

The driver of the vehicle was given a 7-day suspension for alcohol consumption. An RCMP Collision Analyst was called to examine the scene to determine the cause of the collision. The Cabot Trail was reduced to one lane until 4 a.m.

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Inverness County Motorist charged with Stunting

Another driver in Nova Scotia has been clocked for stunting. On Wednesday evening, a 52 year old male driver was clocked in at 153 km/h in an 80 zone, which is 73 over the posted speed limit on the Cabot Trail at Middle River.
The driver from Cheticamp was charged for stunting, resulting in a loss of his license for 7 days, his vehicle seized and a $2,400 fine. The driver is also facing a 7 day license suspension after providing a roadside breath sample.