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BAHTURST, N.B. -- The Bathurst-Campbellton area will receive a whopping $3.8 million to upgrade its northern roads...


BAHTURST, N.B. — The Bathurst-Campbellton area will receive a whopping $3.8 million to upgrade its northern roads for the 2003 Canada Winter Games.

The premier described the $3.8 million for roadwork in Bathurst, Campbellton, Charlo, Nigadoo, Petit Rocher, Dalhousie, Belledune, and Atholville as infrastructure improvements that coincide with his government’s strategy for economic development in the north.

“The 2003 Canada Winter Games will attract thousands of athletes, visitors, officials, media and dignitaries,” says Premier Bernard Lord. “These huge numbers will place increased demands on our highway system. When the Games begin, we want to ensure our infrastructure is able to accommodate the increase in traffic along with the long-term benefits to the New Brunswickers in the region.”

The premier did not, however, grant the $1.8 million asked for to provide snowmaking facilities at Sugarloaf Provincial Park.


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