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Decision on jail location coming this morning?

Justice Minister Ross Landry will make an “infrastructure announcement” this morning in Thorburn, Pictou Co., a small community just outside of Stellarton.

Justice Minister Ross Landry will make an “infrastructure announcement” this morning in Thorburn, Pictou Co., a small community just outside of Stellarton.

The announcement will take place at the Thorburn Fire Hall at 11 a.m.

No details on the content of the announcement were being released yesterday.

But Landry hinted on Oct. 21 a decision on the location of the province’s new 100-cell dual-capacity prison would likely be made soon after last Tuesday’s byelection in Cumberland-South.

The prison was likely a contributing factor to the Progressive Conservatives’ decisive victory in that byelection, with residents in Springhill still upset at the NDP for repealing the previous Tory government’s decision to locate the prison in Cumberland County.

The facility’s location had been narrowed down to three sites, all of which underwent an environmental assessment earlier this year.

 
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