Barrington

Dialysis unit needed in Barrington Passage

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d’Entremont appeals to Liberal Health Minister
Monday Feb 23 2015
Dialysis unit needed in Barrington Passage

BARRINGTON PASSAGE, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Argyle-Barrington and Health critic Chris d’Entremont is urging the McNeil government to establish a dialysis unit in Barrington Passage. d’Entremont has written to Health Minister Leg Glavine urging him to put machines in the existing Barrington Passage Health clinic. Click here for letter

“There are a number of residents in Shelburne County who need to make the trip to Yarmouth for this life sustaining procedure three times a week,” d”Entremont said. “This travel adds to their stress levels, in terms of finances and driving time.”

A group called the Barrington Dialysis Support Group have been fighting to get a dialysis clinic in the area. Last week, a Wood’s Harbour resident who needed to travel 100km to Yarmouth for his dialysis treatment went off the road due to winter conditions.

d’Entremont says with the large health clinic space already existing in Barrington Passage, opportunities exist for a solution.

“A competent government would utilize the space in Barrington Passage,” d’Entremont said. “The infrastructure exists, it would simply be a matter of getting some machines in there. This solution would address a great need in this area, and ensure patient safety.”

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Road 5-Year Plan

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NS Road Plan

The government released it’s list of planned road work across the province.  There are a few things benefitting Argyle in it, and a few things for Barrington too.

For 2013 – 2014 in Yarmouth County, repaving on the 203, 7.2 kms from the Cannan Road to the North Kempt Road.  For 2014-15 6.5 kms Trunk 3 from Willets Road to the County Line, East Pubnico.  The Indian Sluice Bridge is also noted as it is a multi-year project.

In Barrington, looks like a little bit of chip seal, 1 km on Factory Hill Road, Barrington, 1.27 kms Pope’s Road, Upper Wood’s Harbour  and 0.7 kms on West Bear Point Road.

All in all, not a lot to see here for us, but have a look on page 8, where you can see a comment from Bridge Replacement Chairman Earl Muise, saying;

Many of us have been working for decades to have our very old bridge replaced. The new two-lane bridge will be a milestone in our community’s history and development.”

— P. Earl Muise, chair, Indian Sluice Bridge Replacement Committee