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William’s Harbour votes on relocation


Permanent residents of William’s Harbour have voted to determine their future, and they are overwhelmingly in favour of relocation. Twenty-five out of the town’s 26 permanent residents, or 96 per cent, voted in favour of the move. This met the provincial government’s threshold of 90 per cent.

However, two families are currently disputing a provincial government decision that says they do not meet the requirements to vote and receive resettlement money. They have made an appeal to the court.
The Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs are currently deliberating on what process to undertake while that judicial review is underway. Depending on the outcome of the review, the families may be able to vote which would potentially change the per cent in favour of relocation.
“It’s being determined in the next couple of days how we move forward and what are the options available,” the Department told the Northern Pen. “We’re considering how to move forward given the two outstanding court cases.”

stephen.roberts@northernpen.ca

However, two families are currently disputing a provincial government decision that says they do not meet the requirements to vote and receive resettlement money. They have made an appeal to the court.
The Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs are currently deliberating on what process to undertake while that judicial review is underway. Depending on the outcome of the review, the families may be able to vote which would potentially change the per cent in favour of relocation.
“It’s being determined in the next couple of days how we move forward and what are the options available,” the Department told the Northern Pen. “We’re considering how to move forward given the two outstanding court cases.”

stephen.roberts@northernpen.ca

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