FROM THE CHRONICLE HERALD:
Few things represent hope in rural Nova Scotia like the promise of jobs. Because those promises often go unfulfilled, people in rural communities are especially aware of how fleeting that hope can be.
In 2012, the former NDP government announced a $25-million deal with Cooke Aquaculture that would see major development of the industry along the province’s shores and augmented and new work in various communities.
No area was to be a bigger beneficiary than Shelburne, where the crown jewel of the announcement, a processing plant with about 300 jobs, was to be located.
But almost three years later, ground has yet to be broken and some people worry it might go down as yet another disappointment.