With May being more than half over, we also are seeing provincial election campaigning winding down. The PC candidate for Inverness, however, is still busy knocking on doors and hearing from residents.
Allan MacMaster says every election he has been a part of so far has been unique, as are the concerns from residents. This year, MacMaster says road maintanence is the frontrunning issue that he hears about while knocking on doors:
Local health care is also a concern through the Inverness are that MacMaster has represented since 2009. MacMaster says many residents are frustrated that they have to travel more than two hours for essential treatments.
According to a release sent out by the Department of Natural Resources, two bear cubs found orphaned in Inverness county are safe, for now. DNR says in an email, that one cub has bee placed at Two Rivers Wildlife Park in Mira, which is already housing an orphaned cub. The other is being moved from the DNR office in Whycocomagh to the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, which has experience housing and helping bears.
Inverness PC Candidate Allan MacMaster brought attention to social media after he heard that the mother of the cubs died after being electrocuted when climbing a pole. He worries about DNR bear handling policies moving forward however:
MacMaster calls this solution a ‘band-aid’ and he hopes that a permanent solution can be found so bears and their cubs aren’t euthanized.