A few weeks ago, there was an announcement about a trails link from St. Stephen to Saint John. Why is that important to us? First, it’s one more way to be outside and active, hiking and biking, and it’s good for your health. From an economic development perspective, hiking and biking are major economic generators in Canada and the U.S. Vacations are booked around trail systems, and there is an incredible network of promotional material bringing people to trail systems like the U.S. East Coast Greenway and the Trans Canada. With that comes demand for hotels, food, local crafts, other recreational needs such as campsites. So far, St. Stephen and Charlotte County are outside that network, and there is a tremendous opportunity to become the middle of it all. We can be the final link in a trail system from Florida to Calais, and St. Johns to Vancouver Island. Thousands of new tourists can pass through here – wanting to experience the local attractions.
New in Town
Harper’s Exotic Animals and Pet Supply store will be opening soon. They are local folks who have a passion for exotic animals and will be offering pet food, toys, and other supplies for all pet types.
The local branch of Scotiabank had their official opening Jan. 15th of the complete renovation to the building – focusing on personal customer service. This layout is the only one of its type in New Brunswick – a great vote of confidence in our local staff and management.