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Love Your Trails, Love Your Community!
Riverside-Albert is home to a budding project with loads of potential! The Shepody Trail, which runs almost 12 km from Riverside-Albert to Daniel’s Flats in Shepody, has recently been redesignated as a portion of the Trans Canada Trail. It’s also a segment of a much larger trail in development: The Shore-Line Trail, which will run 170 km along the Bay of Fundy and connect the major tourist hubs of Shediac and Alma as well as many points in between. Plan360 (Regional Service Commission 7) will be starting work to improve trail infrastructure on the Shepody Trail this spring.
Regional Destination Development
Building on the information presented in the March issue of Connecting Albert County, the Rural Upper Bay of Fundy Regional Destination Development Project is closing in on the end of its first phase. After months of research and conversations, the working group will be presenting its analysis and progress to communities throughout the Rural Upper Bay of Fundy region. The purpose of these meetings is to summarize the research completed to date, capture community perspectives, and to invite you to join the project as the second phase begins.
by Ian Duncan, Friends of Fundy Program and Events Coordinator
Upper Bay of Fundy Project Charting a Sustainable Path for Rural Communities
A first ever community-led regional development process for the Rural Upper Bay of Fundy region is bringing people together to develop a plan that reflects the area’s unique community assets and opportunities.
The initiative covers an area comprising Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma, Sussex, St. Martins, and their adjacent rural areas. It brings together residents, business owners, non-profit managers, and local municipal officials.
The two year project is funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Province of New Brunswick. It is administered by the non-profit Friends of Fundy. The first phase, which includes extensive community engagement, data collection and initial recommendations, will be completed by May 2022. The Working Group of the project has been studying tourism principles and reviewing the previous reports on the region and has now begun to formally engage communities. We’d love to hear your thoughts regarding the role tourism could play in community growth and development; if you’d like to share them, you can fill out a survey here: Rural Destination Development Survey (google.com)
Connecting Albert County would like to thank the following supporters & advertisers:
- Bennett and Albert County Health Care (BACH) Foundation
- Albert County Pharmacy
- Hon. Rob Moore, MP for Fundy Royal
- CBDC Westmorland Albert
- Albert County Funeral Home
- Friends of Fundy
- Crooked Creek Convenience
- Hon. Mike Holland, Minister, MLA-Albert
- Fundy Highlands Motel and Chalets
- Chipoudy Communities Revitalization Committee (CCRC)
- Jeff MacDougall, SouthEastern Mutual Insurance
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