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No rink this winter in Isle aux Morts

ISLE AUX MORTS – Members of the town council met on Sept. 21, 2020. Here are some of the highlights from that meeting.


Installation of the new culvert for Barachois Road has been completed. The platform for the playground has also been purchased and built. After a tourist had a bit of trouble finding Harvey’s Trail, council decided to put flags on the poles next year.

The walking track extension has been approved. The Age Friendly project has approved the extension to the existing track and upgrades will include installation of benches and more sods. This project will be done in Summer 2021.

Capital works

Council resolved to request an approval to borrow from the Bank of Nova Scotia $65,727 for a five year term (eight year amortization) at a rate of 2 percent plus prime (currently 2.45 percent) for the water and sewer project. Council resolved to further request and approval to borrow the HST rebate in the amount of $ 67,526 to be repaid over a term/amortization a rate of 2 percent plus prime (currently 2.45%) of 1 year. Funding is required for the town’s portion of the capital work projects, which began on Sept. 22 and was projected to last 40 working days.


Council had posted a request for volunteers but were unable to find any takers, so it was decided not to proceed with the rink this winter. The announcement was made on the town’s Facebook page last week.

Thanks were extended to Coun. Steve Lefrense for his work on the rink in the past, as well as his other volunteer efforts.

Lefrense, who once served as mayor, is on a temporary leave of absence after a recent move to Port aux Basques, which he has disclosed will likely remain permanent.

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