For immediate release – July 26, 2017
Things just got a whole lot sunnier in Shelburne County recently with news that the tender for the new Shelburne Medical Clinic was awarded by the Province to Rikjak Construction Limited of Lunenburg on July 14th at a cost of $2,878,000. Warden Penny Smith of the Municipality of Shelburne is excited about the news.
“We are so pleased that the province has awarded this tender and work has begun with Rikjak Construction to begin planning the site work in August. Our community has waited a long time for this facility and to finally see the tender awarded is great news for our citizens and our medical community to know that it will soon become a reality. Premier Stephen McNeil and Minister Mark Furey came to our community in April and committed to seeing this project move forward and we are so pleased that they have followed through on their promise.”
Municipality of Shelburne has been an ardent supporter of the project and health care in general by contributing $450,000 to the capital costs of the new facility and recently announcing another $500,000 towards physician recruitment and retention over the next five years. “Our physician recruitment efforts in conjunction with Roseway Hospital Charitable Foundation and Nova Scotia Health Authority are now paying dividends with Dr. Ryan Pawsey planning to start his practice in our community in August,” said Warden Smith. “There are so many great things happening right now in Shelburne County and this adds another positive development for our area.”
Warden Penny Smith