MLA McCrossin pleased water testing have been reinstated

February 06, 2019 at 4:33 pm

Cumberland North MLA Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin is pleased that water testing will be reinstated at the Cumberland Regional Healthcare Centre.

In late January, residents were notified that the Cumberland Regional Healthcare Centre would no longer accept water samples for testing. This meant that residents would have to take samples to Truro or to a private company in Moncton.

Smith-McCrossin says this decision was a serious oversight and is pleased it has been reversed.

“One by one, the Liberal government takes away services to the people in Cumberland County,” says Smith-McCrossin. “I’m glad they recognized their mistake and reinstated the service.”

Smith-McCrossin wrote to Health Minister Randy Delorey and Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Keith Colwell on January 23, requesting that the service be immediately reinstated. Minister Colwell responded with support and suggested she continue to push for its return.

“I want to extend my thanks to Minister Colwell for his immediate attention and support in this matter,” says Smith-McCrossin. “I am glad to know when push comes to shove, there are sincere moments of collaboration and working for the people of Nova Scotia.”

Minister Delorey has yet to send his response.